If a patient wishes to restore the shape, size, strength, or appearance of a tooth, Dr. Travis E. Hampton may recommend a dental crown in Covington, Georgia. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is custom made to cover the entire visible part of a tooth. Our dentist may recommend a dental crown to:
- Protect a weak tooth
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Restore a broken or worn down tooth
- Cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Cover an irregularly shaped or stained tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the appearance of a tooth
Dental crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or porcelain. Metal crowns can be made from gold, palladium, nickel, or chromium. Metal crowns are very strong and rarely chip or break. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are color matched to your natural teeth. Besides porcelain crowns, they provide the best color match. Resin crowns are not as expensive as other crown types, but they are not as strong. Porcelain crowns provide the best color match to your natural teeth and they are ideal for those who have metal allergies.
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact Alcovy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today.