Dental crowns, or “caps” as they are often referred to, are common dental restorations that cover, or fully “cap,” damaged teeth to improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Whether from disease, decay, an accident, wear and tear, stains, or damage, dental crowns can help restore your smile to what it once was. Even extreme damage that seems beyond repair can be corrected with a dental crown! Crowns are made using a variety of materials, including ceramic, stainless steel, gold, or in combination as a porcelain fused to metal crown. West Peaks Dental Suite will work closely with you to choose the appropriate crown for your situation and restore your smile!
The main difference between a crown and other dental restorations, like fillings or inlays and onlays, is that a crown covers the entire tooth that is visible above the gum line and becomes the new outer surface of your tooth. Dental crowns are ideal for teeth with damage, decay, large existing restorations, or teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy.