Restore Your Smile With Porcelain Crown and Bridges
Dental crowns are one of the oldest dental restorations, almost as old as the practice of dentistry itself. Like every aspect of dental care and medical technology, crowns and bridges have evolved over time, and remain one of the most versatile and reliable dental restorations available. Whether you need to restore a damaged tooth or replace missing teeth, crowns are a great option to restore the cosmetic appearance and function of your teeth. Dr. Gale Marana, a dentist in Aiea, HI, recommends porcelain crowns to correct a number of cosmetic and general dentistry issues.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges in Aiea, HI
A crown is literally a cap that is placed over a broken or severely decayed tooth. If a tooth is missing completely, the crown is attached to a bridge, which consists of caps on either side of the replacement tooth that are placed over the teeth on either side of the missing tooth (also known as abutment teeth) to secure the crown in place. Although crowns can be designed from a number of materials, porcelain is a durable and cosmetically attractive option that closely matches both the color and texture of a natural tooth.
When Should I Consider Crowns?
Crowns are a good option for a number of dental restorations. The most common uses for dental crowns include:
- Repair a chipped or broken tooth
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth as part of a bridge
- Dental implants
- To strengthen a tooth damaged by extensive decay, and for cavities that are too large to fill with standard dental fillings
- Seal a tooth after root canal treatment
- Fix significant staining and discoloration caused by damage to the dentin layer of the tooth from trauma or medication
Porcelain crowns offer a natural looking and affordable restoration for a number of dental issues. If you have been living with damaged or missing teeth, contact Dr. Marana by calling (808) 488-7868 to schedule an appointment today.