Making Teeth New Again with Dental Crowns
Healthy teeth do more than just fill out a beautiful smile. They also bite and chew your food, help you enunciate your words clearly, and preserve your oral and facial structures. To perform their duties, your teeth must be strong and healthy enough to function properly. When one is cracked, broken, severely worn down, or recently treated with root canal therapy, the best way to restore its health and function may be by capping it with a custom-designed dental crown. A crown is a highly precise replica of the top portion of your tooth (also called a crown), and is made to completely cap a tooth that has been cosmetically or structurally compromised.
Different Crowns for Different Dental Needs
For a dental crown to be effective, it has to closely match the specific dimensions of the tooth that it is meant to restore. To ensure that effectiveness, we design every crown using advanced, digital imaging and diagnostic technology that produces highly precise measurements of your teeth and dental ridges. We can also create custom crowns from a variety of materials, depending on each patient’s specific needs and preferences. For instance, metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns may be most appropriate for teeth that are exposed to high levels of pressure, or for patients who suffer from bruxism because of their high durability. All-porcelain and zirconia crowns, which closely mimic healthy, natural tooth structure, are most often recommended for more visible teeth because of their cosmetic benefits.
Custom Crowns to Restore Any Tooth
Modern dental crowns are custom-designed to fit any patient’s unique tooth, and can be crafted from a variety of materials for optimal results. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages from Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.