What are Crowns and When Are They Used?
Dental crowns are a popular restoration for patients who have a tooth that needs protection, as well as aesthetic appeal. Crowns are typically made of porcelain and are made to look similar to that of a natural tooth. The crown is then bonded and placed on top of a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or has recently undergone a root canal and had extensive fillings placed. A crown is similar to a “cap” that helps protect a tooth and change its appearance, while providing strength and aesthetics.
Situations in which a dental crown may need to be placed may vary. If a patient has had trauma to a natural tooth, a dental crown may be made and placed over the top of the tooth to keep it protected. Teeth that are chipped or cracked can benefit from a porcelain dental crown. By keeping the tooth covered and protected, it will keep further damage from occurring and help save the patient’s natural tooth.
Additionally, dental crowns are also often placed on top of teeth that have received extensive fillings or have recently had root canal therapy. Root canals essentially remove the “living” portion of a tooth, which can leave it brittle and prone to damage. Fillings that take up an extreme portion of the tooth can also leave a tooth more susceptible to damage, so the placement of a porcelain dental crown can assist the tooth in strength.
Depending upon the situation, Dr. Greenberg may also consider a porcelain veneer for patients that may experience a great benefit from that restoration instead. An examination of the dental concern will be done by this Charleston dentist in order to determine which one the patient will benefit from the most.
Dr. Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA in Charleston provides high quality porcelain dental crowns at his dental office. Patients of all ages and stages can benefit from dental crowns, as well as other cosmetic dentist restorations. If you believe you may require a dental crown, call dentist Dr. Andrew Greenberg in Charleston today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if restorations such as these can address dental concerns and problems that you may be facing.Back to Dental Crowns Page
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.