What is a Dental Crown?
April 29, 2022
Over time, teeth wear down and can become susceptible to disease or injury. When a tooth becomes too worn, weak, or broken, a dental crown is made to fit over the affected tooth, restoring its natural look as well as its size, shape, and strength.
There are various types of crowns available that range in strength and durability. Porcelain crowns are color-matched to the surrounding teeth to achieve a flawless, natural look. There are also porcelain crowns that are fused with metal. These crowns have the advantage of increased strength and wear resistance. Gold and metal crowns have the highest durability and the highest cost.
During your initial appointment, once Dr. Spaulding removes the affected parts of the tooth, a temporary crown will be made right here in our office. The temporary crown is then attached to the tooth as a placeholder for the porcelain or metal crown that will be made in a professional dental laboratory.
Dr. Spaulding of Gig Harbor, Washington, focuses on restoring beauty and function to your mouth. Contact Dr. Spaulding today if you are looking for an experienced restorative dentist in Gig Harbor.