St. Francisville, LA area dentist describes the purpose of dental crowns
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
When it comes to restorative dentistry, many patients are familiar with dental crowns. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations fabricated in most dental practices. This restoration is incredibly versatile, and can be obtained with a visit to Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, LA.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, sometimes called a “cap,” is a restoration made of ceramic that is meant to bond over the top of a natural tooth to improve the structure and protect that tooth from further damage. Dental crowns are custom-made for patients to ensure they match the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth for seamless integration. Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan are professionals available at Sullivan Dental Center to evaluate patients to determine if they are candidates for treatment with dental crowns.
What are dental crowns used for?
There are several situations which may arise for a patient in which a dental crown may be considered.
- A dental crown can cover the abutment of a dental implant to act as a single false tooth replacement
- A dental crown can be fabricated and placed over a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy and may be weaker
- A dental crown can be placed over a tooth that has a large filling to ensure it is strong enough to endure chewing and biting forces
- A dental crown can strengthen a tooth that may have become chipped or cracked
- A dental crown can be fused to false teeth called pontics to create a restoration called a dental bridge for tooth replacement
Interested in learning more about whether or not dental crowns are right for you?
Connect with our team at Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, LA. We encourage patients in and around the community to work with our practice and discuss treatment options with Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan. Our practice is located at 5436 Commerce Street and can be reached for an appointment at (225) 635-4422. Call today to book your visit and learn more about general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures offered with our staff.
Posted in: Crowns & Bridges