Porcelain Crowns in Orange City, FL - Voltarel Dental
Sometimes a filling just isn’t enough. When you have a tooth that is in need of serious repair or support, your dentist may recommend a dental crown. Fixed prosthetic devices, dental crowns have the potential to restore the functionality and appearance of weak or damaged teeth. They are highly effective and long lasting. Shaped like a cap, a crown is cemented in place to completely cover a tooth or implant. Dental crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, full metal, ceramic, and resin. We use crowns for the following purposes:
• Strengthen, support, and protect teeth that are worn, cracked, or broken
• Repair the size or shape of teeth that are damaged or misshapen
• Restore teeth after root canals or large fillings
• Improve the look of stained or discolored teeth
• Cover the anchor teeth that support a bridge
• Cover implants
Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, fillings are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain (or some other ceramic material), gold (or metal alloys), or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as "dental caps" or "tooth caps".