What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are tooth restorations that are placed over an existing tooth or dental implant. When a tooth has been damaged, weakened, or discolored, you may require a dental crown to cap the remaining tooth structure in order to give it strength and restore a natural appearance. Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain that is fused to metal. Dr. Derek M. Stephens will make sure that you receive the type of crown that is right for your specific needs and goals.

Do I need a dental crown?

If your tooth is decayed beyond the ability of what a dental filling can restore, your tooth might benefit from a dental crown. Our caring dentist may recommend a dental crown in order to:

  • Complete a dental implant
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Protect and strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Enhance the appearance of your smile
  • Strengthen and protect a tooth that is fractured or broken

To learn whether a dental crown in Merrillville, Indiana is a good choice for you, we invite you to contact our dental team at Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center for more information or to schedule an appointment. We are excited to work with you!