If you have cracked, broken or damaged teeth, or simply want to improve the appearance of your teeth, we, at Dr. Michael Chandler’s practice, can bring you back to a healthy, natural-looking smile, with dental crowns. Also known as caps, crowns are custom designed to fit snugly and function in the same manner as natural teeth.
Dental crowns protect your teeth from further damage and preserve the natural alignment of the jaw. They are reliable and effective dental restorations that strengthen your teeth for years.
There are many benefits to having dental crowns. A badly decayed tooth can be restored to good health with dental crowns. The placement of crowns also follows or accompanies certain dental procedures such as root canal therapy, veneers and implants, among others. Endodontically (root canal) treated teeth become prone to damage so crowns may be necessary for strength, structure and support. Crowns may also follow veneer bonding in certain cases to make your veneers last for as long as possible.
Dr. Michael Chandler offers a variety of choices in crown materials: precious metal, porcelain pressed to metal, and all-porcelain crowns for our patients.
Metal crowns have been used by patients and dentists around the world for many years because of their durability and high success rates. Porcelain crowns, on the other hand, were developed because of the need for natural-looking crowns that resemble the color of real teeth. You can also get the best of both worlds with the porcelain pressed to metal crowns. These dental crowns are a metal shell that is fused to a layer porcelain to give you both strength and aesthetics. Dr. Chandler will help you decide which type of crown suits you best.
We can typically design and fit your crown in just a couple of appointments. Once they’re on, you should care for your dental crowns the same way that you care for real teeth. Daily brushing and flossing, accompanied with regular visits to our practice for professional teeth cleanings, are essential for maintaining your teeth and crowns. This will ensure that bacterial growth is minimized, and that you maximize the benefits of your dental crowns.