Dental crowns are versatile solution to several dental problems.

Living with a damaged tooth is tough. Not only can it be painful, it can affect your ability to speak and to eat and can lead to other dental and overall health problems. If you have a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma, our dentist, Dr. Lien Ngo may suggest a dental crown.

dental crown being placedTo prepare your tooth for a crown, the dentist will remove the enamel from the tooth and take an impression of it. That impression will be used to make the crown which will cover your tooth down to the gum line. Crowns can be made of gold porcelain or even porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are designed to match the look and color of the surrounding teeth.

A crown is one of the more versatile dental restorations. Crowns can be used to protect a damaged tooth or a tooth that has had a root canal. A crown to cover an implant, strengthen a weak tooth, or hold a tooth together that has a large filling but very little original tooth material. Crowns can anchor a dental bridge or improve the shape or look of a tooth. Although a crown will protect your tooth, it will still be vulnerable to decay at the gum line. Because of that, you will need to continue to brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular cleanings and exams.

If you are having problems with a tooth, a crown may be the answer. If you would like to find out more, and you live in the Placerville, California area, you can call 530-622-1987 to schedule your appointment at Brookside Dental.