What To Know About Dental Crowns

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we truly care about your oral health and work hard to restore your teeth and smile to something you are proud to show off. One way we do this is through the use of restorative dental treatments such as porcelain crowns. A porcelain crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a tooth that is damaged due to decay or trauma. A crown can also be used to complete other dental treatments, such as a root canal, bridge, or dental implant. A crown also improves the appearance of a tooth that is severely discolored or an unusual shape. Patients love porcelain crowns because they not only restore the function of the tooth, but they also blend in seamlessly with natural teeth.

What Conditions Can Porcelain Crowns Improve?

There are many instances when the tooth structure is compromised beyond repair, but the tooth root remains healthy and intact. In these circumstances, we may recommend a porcelain crown. Our doctors may recommend a dental crown for many reasons such as:

  • Restore a tooth severely damaged by decay
  • Fix a tooth worn down from grinding
  • Replace a tooth with a large filling
  • Strengthen a tooth with little tooth structure remaining
  • Fix a cracked tooth

Why Choose Porcelain Crowns?

Our office works with a lab that produces porcelain crowns that provide beautiful finished results. Patients are pleased with their crowns because they are extremely durable allowing patients to chew food normally and are known to last for quite some time. Patients also love that formerly unsightly teeth now look like natural teeth.

If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Jacksonville Beach, FL to schedule an appointment. We can answer any further questions you may have and get you into the office as soon as possible. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track and help prevent further damage. We look forward to seeing you soon!