In restorative dentistry, dental crowns are the building blocks for rebuilding smiles. Crowns can and have been used to fix a number of problems you may have with your teeth.
They are easy to get and durable, which means you get something that functions like a real tooth as well. Should you get a crown? The best way to find out is to talk to someone who understands restorative care, someone like our own Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD.
For 30 years, he’s been helping patients repair their smiles. We’d be happy to help you, too. All you need to do is visit our office in Decatur, AL. Call 256-274-8680 today to make an appointment.
Repair Your Tooth
We won’t try to list all the different reasons you might want a crown, but here are some of the most commons problems that we fix with this service:
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Worn-down teeth
Crowns are primarily considered a restorative option, but they also can provide cosmetic benefits as well. Modern crowns are made of durable ceramic materials. This means they can restore the function of your tooth and bring back the appearance of a healthy, natural tooth as well.
For people who have decayed teeth, have had fillings replaced multiple times, or have infected teeth, crowns serve another important purpose. Crowns provide protection against further damage to the teeth in question.
Restore Your Smile
Getting a dental crown is simple, too. For most issues, it’s a two-step process with results that can last for decades.
For issues like broken, cracked, and decayed teeth, the process starts by making an impression. This is sent to a dental lab so your crown will be crafted to fit in with the rest of your smile.
Your tooth will be reshaped to remove the problematic parts. The healthy part will form an abutment to support your crown. You will receive a temporary crown to protect the tooth while your permanent crown is being designed. When the permanent crown is ready, you will return to our office to have it bonded to your tooth.
For an infected tooth, getting a crown is often the final step in a root canal procedure. After the infected tissue is removed and the tooth is filled, a crown restores the appearance of your smile.
Whatever reason you may need a crown, it will give you back your smile and let you eat the foods that you love again.
Visit Us Soon
For decades, Dr. Betts has been helping families and individuals in and around Decatur, AL repair, restore, and maintain their healthy smiles. If you have a dental issue that you want to fix, stop by our office.
We will be happy to help you find the right service to repair a tooth or an entire smile. Whether you need a dental crown, multiple crowns, or a different restorative option, our team is ready to help you.