Crowns - Ennis Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

Crowns

Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape and are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. Let us help you determine if a dental crown is just what you need to fix your smile!

How They Work

Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. While they can be made of different materials, most people prefer porcelain because it mimics the color and translucency of natural teeth and is very strong.

Why They Matter

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. A dental laboratory technician will examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements and sculpt a crown from your unique tooth impression, ensuring that it functions perfectly when placed. Crowns serve to not only restore your smile, but also to protect your mouth from further damage.