What is a crown?

A crown is one of the dental restorations we may suggest if a tooth has suffered from decay or damage. When the damage is too serious to be effectively repaired with a filling, a crown may be the best available choice for restoring the tooth’s structure and health. A crown, sometimes called a cap, entirely covers the damaged tooth to restore it to optimal shape, size, and structure. Each dental crown is custom designed and fabricated to fit your smile comfortably and to blend in with your natural teeth. Dental crowns can be made from a number of materials, such as porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Many patients choose porcelain crowns because of their natural-looking appearance. During your individual consultation with Dr. Susan A. Vanstone, we will help you determine which type of dental crown in Richmond, Kentucky, would best meet your unique dental needs.

Do I need a crown?

Crowns are very versatile restorations, and they serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes. Our dentist may recommend a dental crown for your smile to repair a seriously damaged tooth, to cover a dental implant, to attach a fixed bridge, to strengthen a fractured tooth, or to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen or severely stained.

To learn more about crowns and to discover whether this restoration is right for your smile, we invite you to contact us today at Great Grins.