When a patient comes to see us with severely decayed or broken teeth, we don’t give them a lecture—we instead offer them a solution in the form of dental crowns. With these custom-made restorations, Dr. Perez can save even the most compromised teeth and help a patient recover their oral health and appearance at the same time. Could a crown or two be exactly what your smile needs? To learn more about dental crowns in Tyler, TX, give us a call today.
A dental crown is often called a “cap” because the restoration is actually fitted directly over a damaged tooth. They are shaped to look and function just like real teeth, and they serve many purposes once they are placed. For one, they protect a tooth from further trauma. They also restore the tooth’s appearance and function within the mouth. Basically, they help patients turn back the clock so their teeth look and feel like nothing was ever wrong with them in the first place.
Dr. Perez can use dental crowns to help patients dealing with common problems such as:
Dental crowns can also serve a cosmetic purpose, allowing our team to make undersized or misshapen teeth match the rest of the smile to create a more seamless and attractive look.
Typically, crowns are either made of metal or dental porcelain. The material used for each patient is determined by Dr. Perez based on which tooth needs to be repaired. For example, a back tooth that is exposed to chewing forces every day needs to be strong, so he’ll recommend a durable metal crown. However, if a patient needs a front tooth repaired that shows when they smile, he can provide an all-porcelain crown that is colored to match the rest of the teeth.