A dental crown, or a cap, is a restoration that can serve many purposes. One of the most common uses of a crown is to cover, or cap, a tooth that has been severely damaged or decayed. Starting from the gum line, a crown is designed to cover the entire tooth. Depending on your individual circumstances, our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Lyudmila Shur may recommend a crown made from one of a variety of materials. Frequently, a porcelain crown will be suggested for its cosmetic benefits. Porcelain crowns are made to look and function like a natural tooth. However, based on the location of the damaged tooth and personal preferences, our team may recommend a metal crown because of its durability and resistance to cracking or chipping. Dr. Lyudmila Shur may recommend a crown for any of the following reasons:
- Cover a large filling if tooth structure is compromised
- Prevent fracturing in a weak tooth
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
- Cover a misshaped or discolored tooth
- Cover a tooth after root canal therapy
To learn if a dental crown in Lynnwood, Washington is right for your smile, please call or visit Dr. Shur Dental. We are committed to helping you have the smile of your dreams.