Restorative dentistry has come a long way since people were using rocks and seashells to replace lost teeth. Today, we can save smile and protect teeth with a variety of services. One of the most popular and versatile restorative options that we have are our dental crowns.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a replacement for the natural crown of your tooth. The crown is the part of the tooth that is visible. The roots are the part of your teeth that are typically under the gumline and embedded in your jawbones.

Why do people get dental crowns?

People get crowns to repair damaged teeth or as part of teeth replacements. Crowns can fix decayed, cracked, chipped, broken, and worn-down teeth. Some people also get crowns to correct cosmetic issues such as misshapen, small, or discolored teeth. For someone who is missing a tooth, a crown can be attached to a dental implant to fill the gap in their smile.

Do dental crowns look natural?

Modern crowns are made with durable ceramic materials that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. More than likely, you have met people with dental crowns and you never knew that some of their “teeth” were actually restorations.

A dental crown could help you or your loved ones smile, speak, and eat naturally again. To get one, schedule an appointment at Carmichael Dental Care in Montgomery, AL. You can contact us online or call 334-600-1423.