When a tooth breaks, has been compromised by decay, or is otherwise badly damaged, a crown may be able to save the tooth. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over existing healthy tooth structure to bring the tooth back to full strength and favorable health. Crowns also have the ability to improve the appearance, shape, and size of a tooth and are usually constructed of zirconia, porcelain, resin, or composite materials color-matched to your natural teeth for seamless smile aesthetics. Your Spring Creek dentists can help you decide which type of crown is best for you.
Crown lengthening is an additional measure your Spring Creek dentists can take to prepare a severely damaged tooth to receive a successful crown restoration. In order to avoid extraction and preserve your natural healthy tooth root, a crown lengthening procedure exposes more of the tooth to provide a more solid structural foundation and save a tooth that would not otherwise have been suitable for crowning. Our goal is always to help you keep your natural smile as long as we can, and crown lengthening can make that possible.