Crowns are popular treatments that can be used to treat cavities of many different sizes. Not only are these treatments essential for strengthening the teeth that may have been weakened by the erosion caused by the cavity, they also have cosmetic uses as well.
When a cavity is very large and the tooth is unable to hold a filling in or on it, crowns are required. Crowns are shaped just like your natural teeth, but they help to improve the appearance of the tooth while increasing the tooth’s strength. Crowns offer better protection, tend to last longer than fillings, and they give you control over the cosmetic aspects of your teeth. Crowns can be made out of metals, including silver or gold, or they can be made out of natural tooth colored materials like porcelain with no gray, or dark metal in them at all.
Metal crowns, while they offer excellent strength, stick out and do not offer the natural appearance that many people prefer. However, when crown strength is a concern, metal crowns may still be necessary in order to give someone a long lasting, durable tooth to chew on and not worry about it breaking. When patients are worried about cosmetic appearance, ceramic crowns are usually the preferred choice. Patients with older crowns can easily have their crowns replaced with new, state-of-the-art crowns, which will offer a natural look and lasting results for a reasonable price.
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Before deciding upon the right treatment for you and your family, you will want to do some research on the treatments and materials available to you. Our dental professionals can help you decide on the right option for your needs. Crowns have come a long way in the past few years, and Camas Dentistry is able to offer multiple, customized options that offer you the affordability, protection, and beauty you want! Call us at 360-837-5992 to schedule an appointment.