What Is a Dental Crown
Have you been told you need a dental crown? You probably have a lot of questions.
Rest assured, crowns are one of the most common restorations we provide at Chagrin Family Dental Care, and Dr. Hivick is skilled at creating beautiful, custom-made crowns for our Chagrin Falls neighbors.
Anatomy of a Crown
A crown is essentially a tooth-shaped shell that fits over the top of a prepared tooth. At Chagrin Family Dental Care, we use state-of-the-art materials like porcelain and zirconia to give you a crown that looks remarkably lifelike and blends in beautifully with your existing dentistry. We recognize the importance of having an attractive smile, and all of our treatments are done with aesthetics in mind.
When Would We Use a Crown?
Crowns are remarkably versatile, which is one of the reasons why they are such a popular treatment option. We can use crowns to:
- Repair a tooth damaged by decay or trauma
- Build up a worn down tooth
- Replace a tooth as part of a dental implant or bridge
- Protect a tooth weakened by root canal treatment or a large filling
- Cosmetically improve a discolored or unusually shaped tooth
Who Makes Our Crowns?
We trust our crowns and other restorations to a professional lab staffed with trained, skilled lab technicians. Working from Dr. Hivick’s specific instructions and the images, x-rays, and impressions we provide, the lab will create a high-quality, durable crown that is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Our goal is always for people to notice your nice smile – not your dentistry! We’ll take care to match the shade of the crown to your other teeth so that it blends in flawlessly. Unlike older crowns, porcelain and zirconia crowns don’t leave a dark line at the gum to give away the fact that you have a crown. Once your crown has been placed, even you might have trouble identifying it!
Call for an Evaluation
Do you have a tooth that is damaged or painful? Would you like to improve the appearance of one or more of your teeth? Call Chagrin Family Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Hivick to learn more about dental crowns in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.