What Is a Dental Crown?

In this video, Dr. Amelia Aristodemo explains dental crowns and how they’re used to cover and protect damaged teeth.

A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a type of dental restoration that is used to cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. Crowns can be made from various materials, including metal, porcelain, or zirconia, and are custom-designed to match the color, shape, and size of the natural tooth.

There are several reasons why a dental crown may be recommended:

1. Significant loss of tooth structure: Crowns are often used to restore teeth that have undergone extensive decay or damage, restoring their strength and functionality.

2. Root canal treatment: Following root canal therapy, a crown may be placed over the treated tooth to provide additional support and protection.

3. Fractured or broken teeth: Teeth that are fractured or broken may require a crown to restore their appearance and prevent further damage.

4. Cosmetic enhancement: Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or have other aesthetic concerns.

Once a dental crown is placed, it covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gumline, helping to protect it from further damage and decay. With proper care and maintenance, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, crowns can last for many years, often well over 20 years.

If you have any questions about dental crowns or would like to learn more about how they can benefit your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Thank you.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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