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Laurens, SC Dental Crowns
What is a Crown?
To restore a damaged smile with teeth that are cracked or broken, all-porcelain crowns can be a beautiful choice.
A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.
A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line. This is in contrast to a dental veneer, which only covers a tooth's front surface and needs natural tooth structure to support it. Therefore, if a tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line, a crown would be the restoration of choice.
All-porcelain crowns have the translucency and color of your natural teeth. This makes them an excellent choice when esthetics are of great importance.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- They are bonded to your tooth, making it stronger than if we used a silver filling.
- We do not have to remove as much tooth structure as with a silver filling.
- The bonding agent can insulate your tooth from extremes of hot and cold.
- Completed quickly in a single visit
Some older style of crowns are lined with metal, called a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. This can create a dark line at the gum, making the teeth look unnatural.
All-porcelain crowns DO NOT contain a metal lining, so you will have a natural-looking smile for years to come.
If an all-porcelain crown is right for you, we will work with you to get the perfect fit for a beautiful smile.
Have extensive tooth decay or a worn tooth? Confident Smiles Of Laurens can help!
Call our Laurens, SC office today at (864) 766-4636 for more information or to book an appointment!
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