Whether it results from years of wear and tear, or an accident, tooth damage is fairly common. If you are looking for a way to restore a damaged tooth, talk to Tennessee cosmetic dentist Dr. Dennis Wells about dental crowns. Dental crowns are regularly used to cover, protect, and repair the following types of tooth damage:
·Broken or cracked teeth
·Severely decayed teeth
·A missing tooth
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped piece of porcelain or metal that your cosmetic dentist fits over your existing tooth. Porcelain is most commonly used because it mirrors the esthetic qualities of natural tooth enamel. In addition to having the same translucent quality, it is more stain-resistant than other materials. As technology advances, porcelain crowns are being fabricated to withstand greater chewing pressure as well.
A cosmetic dentist usually recommends dental crowns for teeth that can’t be restored by less invasive procedures like porcelain veneers. With dental crowns, you benefit from restored chewing capacity, strength, shape, and appearance of your tooth. Dr. Dennis Wells will take great care to make sure that your new tooth matches the color, shape, and contours of your natural teeth so that it blends right into your smile. We are pleased to offer CEREC dental crown technology at our Tennessee dental practice. While traditionally you have to wear a temporary crown while your permanent crown is made in a lab, this new technology allows you to have your dental crown placed in one day!