A dental crown (also called a “tooth cap” by our patients) is used to restore a tooth to its natural strength and appearance.
You may be a candidate for a dental crown if your tooth was made fragile by a large cavity, fracture, root canal therapy, or repeated dental procedures.
A front tooth crown can also be used to cover discoloration.
Benefits Of Caps & Crowns
A dental crown covers and protects the tooth by sealing out plaque and bacteria. We use dental crowns made of ceramic because they match the color of natural tooth enamel. Unlike porcelain, ceramic won’t darken the gum tissue around your tooth. Instead, your ceramic crown will look and feel natural for years to come.
If you have metallic crowns, our dentist will be more than happy to replace them with those made of ceramic. If you grind or clench your teeth, you won’t have to worry about compromising aesthetics for strength. A ceramic crown is strong enough to withstand forces exerted on your smile from teeth grinding.
Ask Dr. VanSlambrouck DDS and his team if a tooth crown can be used to restore your smile. To schedule your appointment with our Holland dentist, call VanSlambrouck Family Dentistry at (616) 394-4700.