Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are commonly used to repair, strengthen, and protect teeth. They offer many benefits that you may not be aware of or may not have considered previously. Dr. Gayle Fletcher can use a dental crown to perform many tooth-saving procedures, including:
- Covering a treated tooth: When a tooth has had a large cavity removed, it may not have sufficient structure and strength remaining to support a dental filling. In this case, a dental crown may be used instead to cover the entire tooth and provide the structure it lacks.
- Capping a tooth after dental infection: Following root canal therapy, Dr Gayle Fletcher typically uses a dental crown to restore the shape, size, and appearance of the tooth and contain the medicated he placed in the tooth to replace the missing tooth structure.
- Replacing missing teeth: Many tooth replacement appliances use dental crowns to perform their intended function. For example, dental bridges use dental crowns to attach to the surrounding teeth and provide stability for the bridge, and dental implants–which replace the full tooth–include dental crowns as the tooth crown portion that is visible above the gum line.
- Improving misshapen teeth: When a healthy tooth did not develop properly or looks too small or short, a dental crown provides an aesthetic cover that improves the appearance of that tooth.
Dr. Gayle Fletcher and our team are proud to provide custom-made dental crowns that we create from high-quality materials because we believe our patients deserve the best possible dental restorations. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns in Conroe, Texas, call 936-856-9969 today to schedule your appointment with our dentist at Patient-First Dental Care!