Fortunately under most circumstances your natural teeth are very strong and durable. However, there are situations where a tooth can be damaged and require repair. Perhaps you chipped a front tooth playing basketball or your tooth has a hairline crack or even extensive decay. In those situations, a crown can be an ideal solution.
A crown is a covering or cap that fits over the tooth to replace the damaged tooth structure. It is created to match the adjacent teeth in color and shape so that it is virtually undetectable. Depending on the location of the tooth requiring a crown, we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of crown options that are available. In many situations, we can do an in-house CEREC restoration in one appointment. When a CEREC restoration is not the best option, we will use a local Wilmington laboratory to help us fabricate either a porcelain fused to metal crown, a gold crown, or a Zirconia crown.
If you have damaged your tooth in any way, it’s important to have it evaluated as soon as possible. Bacteria can gather in even small cracks in your injured tooth, worsening the situation or even causing pain. Contact us for an appointment so that we can help determine if a crown is the best option for you.