Crowns in Pike Creek, DE
Sometimes referred to as a "cap," a dental crown is covering shaped like a tooth that is placed over a partially missing tooth to restore its shape and size. Crowns can be used to correct the appearance of a misaligned tooth or one that is too short or worn. Your tooth will have an enhanced strength and appearance, improving your overall smile!
In what circumstances would a crown be appropriate? Crowns are used to cover a dental implant, to cover teeth that are discolored or misshapen, and to restore a broken tooth or one that is worn down. Sometimes, if a tooth is so decayed that it requires a filling that is too large for the remaining tooth structure to support, a crown may be necessary. Crowns are also appropriate for protecting weakened teeth so they don’t break or holding together cracked teeth.
Crowns can be made from a range of materials, including metals (like gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-ceramic, which looks the most like a natural tooth. During your first visit, an x-ray will likely be taken to assess the roots and surrounding bone of the tooth that needs the crown. Dr. Gladnick will then reshape the tooth and may use some filling material to build up the tooth to support the crown. Next, an impression will be taken of the teeth above or below the tooth receiving the crown to ensure that your bite will be correct.
Dr. Gladnick uses only the best dental labs to make sure that your crown looks and feels like your original tooth. He is able to achieve a translucency effect and will choose just the perfect shade that will enhance your appearance.
Feel free to give Dr. Gladnick a call at (302) 994-2660 for a consultation. A brighter smile awaits you!