Knoxville, TN area patients ask their dentist, what are dental crowns?
When it comes to dental restorations, Dr. Pablo Foncea and the team of Sequoyah Dental Arts have many solutions available. At our practice, we encourage patients in the Knoxville, TN area to work closely with our team to discuss the many options used for achieving better oral function and beauty. For patients with damaged teeth, many may be told they can benefit from the placement of dental crowns.
What are dental crowns? Dental crowns are ceramic restorations that are custom-made for every patient. They are created using impressions of the prepared teeth by a dental laboratory. They are bonded over the tooth to provide protection from all angles. Dr. Pablo Foncea can ensure that the dental crowns fabricated through his dental laboratory are beautiful, strong, and long lasting.
Dental crowns are used a lot in both general and cosmetic dentistry. These restorations are known for providing repair for damaged teeth. They are also placed over teeth that have undergone treatments such as endodontic therapy. This procedure, also referred to as root canal therapy, involves removing the dental pulp from inside the tooth, which can make the remaining structure brittle. However, with the placement of a dental crown, the tooth can be strengthened and remain in place. Dental crowns have also been used successfully in restoring dental implants, acting as a false tooth, and fused to false teeth called pontics to create dental bridges.
Dental crowns require minimal preparation. This requires the removal of a thin portion of enamel around the entire tooth. The crown will add the protection necessary for repair and strength. These restorations are also highly cosmetic so others will not notice this dental repair within the smile when done correctly with a high-quality restoration.
Dental crowns are incredibly versatile and Dr. Pablo Foncea may suggest them to Knoxville, TN area patients who need to repair and restore their smiles in an aesthetic, durable, and affordable manner. Contact Sequoyah Dental Arts today to book a consultation appointment and examination that can help you determine if dental crowns are best for you! We welcome new patients to our state-of-the-art practice.