Why might a Knoxville resident have tooth crowns placed?

Why might a Knoxville resident have tooth crowns placed?

Dental crowns, also known as tooth crowns, are commonly used in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Patients in Knoxville may learn about these restorations through Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts. At times, they may be recommended for placement depending on the patient’s needs. These restorations are made of porcelain and are fabricated to match the natural color of the teeth to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the smile.

Why might a Knoxville resident have tooth crowns placed? Here are several situations in which Dr. Foncea may suggest a dental crown.

For Protection

Crowns are commonly used in dentistry to protect a tooth. If a tooth has an extremely large filling that affects its strength, a crown may be suggested for bonding over the top to keep the tooth from experiencing damage. Cracked, chipped, and weakened teeth (such as those that have undergone root canal therapy) may benefit from a dental crown.

To Change the Appearance of a Tooth

Teeth near the front of the mouth can be drastically improved with the use of porcelain veneers. However, they are not strong enough and do not provide enough coverage for molars near the rear of the mouth. This is when a patient may use a dental crown to cover the imperfections and change the aesthetic appearance.

To Restore a Dental Implant

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. These posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone. They are covered with a dental crown to act as a false tooth when tooth loss occurs. The dental crown is made to blend with the existing teeth so it does not stand out as a noticeable cosmetic restoration.

Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts has 20 years of experience in providing patients with beautiful smiles and general dentistry treatments to maintain oral health. If you live in the Knoxville area and you are seeking a quality dental practice for your family, contact us today to schedule your initial visit. We are committed to helping both new and existing patients achieve great oral health and beauty!

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