Most of us want beautiful, straight, white smiles, but sometimes everyday accidents or tooth decay get in the way. But if you broke or cracked your tooth while chewing or playing sports, or if you lost part of a tooth to decay, you don’t have to give up hope for that perfect smile.
Instead, dental crowns can repair your grin and help you feel confident about your pearly whites. When you visit the team at Apollo Dental Center, we’ll give you the personalized attention and thorough dental services you and your family members deserve, including long-lasting, durable crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A crown is an artificial, custom-made cap that tops a damaged tooth. Your dentist crafts the crown to match the shape and size of your natural teeth. As a result, no one should be able to tell that you have a crowned tooth—your smile will continue to look as pristine and natural as usual.
Most permanent crowns are made of out ceramic, which matches your teeth’s natural color. Your dentist will cement the crown into place to cover your tooth down to the gumline. Once the cement hardens, the crown will look and function just like a regular tooth.
Why Do You Need a Dental Crown?
If decay damages your tooth, the original tooth might not be strong enough to endure regular chewing and biting. A crown restores your tooth’s strength and durability. Depending on the amount of damage your tooth incurred, a crown can also last longer and offer more protection than dental fillings.
You might also need a crown if you have a cracked or chip tooth, or if you have a dental bridge that requires a crown to stay secure in your mouth.
How Can Apollo Dental Help?
At Apollo Dental, we believe in providing you with just the right amount of care to make you secure in your smile. We won’t overcharge you or spend time on unnecessary procedures. Once we place your crown, we’ll help you with preventative care that can protect your teeth and help you avoid expensive dental problems down the road.
To schedule an appointment, call our Rochester, MN office at 507-287-8320.