When a patient would like to restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a tooth, our doctor may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a custom-made covering that is placed over a tooth. This tooth-shaped restoration will cover the entire visible part of the tooth. Dental crowns in our office are made out of porcelain, which provides the closest color match of all the dental crown types. Our dentists may recommend a dental crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Hold a cracked tooth together
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Restore a badly worn tooth
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Cover misshapen or badly stained teeth
  • Cover a dental implant

Our dentists may place a dental crown on a primary tooth, or baby tooth, to:

  • Save a tooth that is too decayed to support a dental filling
  • Protect the teeth of a child that is at high risk for decay, especially when the child has difficulty with daily dental hygiene
  • Lessen the use of general anesthesia on a child that is unable to cooperate during dental treatments

Please contact Blue Ridge Dentistry today in Boone, North Carolina to learn more and to schedule an appointment.