More than One Type of Dental Crown

Dental crowns, which are custom-crafted replicas of natural tooth crowns, are one of the oldest forms of restorative dentistry, and can serve multiple purposes. When a tooth is cracked, fractured, or broken, a dental crown can hold the tooth together and protect it from further damage. If your tooth is cosmetically blemished, then a porcelain or zirconia crown can improve its appearance. If you qualify, a dental crown can even replace a lost tooth when coupled with a dental implant.

Which Crown Is the Right One?

Today’s crowns come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. For instance, partial crowns (inlays and onlays) can be designed to cover only a portion of a tooth, instead of all of it. You can also choose from several different materials depending on the location of the tooth and your specific needs and preferences. Metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal offer strong, durable results for teeth that absorb the most bite pressure. Porcelain and zirconia crowns are typically recommended for more visible teeth because of their highly lifelike appearance.

Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!

At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.