The Advantages Of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an affordable way to beautify cracked, misaligned, damaged, or discolored teeth. Not all tooth problems can be fixed with crowns, but many can. When a simple filling won’t work, crowns are often a good solution so that a tooth isn't lost. Dr. James Zimmerman in Woodland, CA can help you determine if dental crowns are the best option to create a smile you can be proud of.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a “cap” that fits on top of a tooth that’s been damaged, has a cavity or filling, is miscolored, chipped, or that needs to be attended to for other reasons. They’re often made of composite materials that include:

  • Metals
  • Porcelain (the most common)
  • Resin
  • Ceramics

Your dentist will take special care to make your crown look appealing while preserving the function of your teeth.

Why Should I Consider Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can be a good option if you have a tooth that can’t be saved using a filling, you don’t want to have it pulled, and veneers or implants are not the best options. A dentist will often suggest a crown if a tooth has already been filled due to a cavity or gingivitis many times, or if a tooth has become weak in its structure or unstable at its root. Your teeth serve a function before they serve the aesthetic purpose of beautifying your face. They allow you to bite and chew. If a tooth needs to be functional, a crown may allow it to remain useful, while also keeping your smile attractive.

Can I Schedule an Appointment Right Away?

If you think dental crowns might help to beautify your existing smile, you don’t need to wait for your regularly scheduled dental cleaning to find out. 

To schedule a dental appointment for a brand new smile, contact Dr. Zimmerman in Woodland, CA, and the surrounding areas at (530) 661-1155. Your best smile awaits, possibly with the help of a dental crown.