Content – Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown, often referred to as a “cap,” protects and restores a tooth that is worn down, chipped, or broken. It covers and protects the entire tooth—from the gumline to the biting surface. A tooth can be restored by just about any dentist, but Donna F. Helton, DDS, PC provides customized crowns. Your tooth will be beautifully restored to match the color, characteristics, and gloss of your natural teeth. The results will amaze you.
We Provide Crowns that Look Completely Natural
Low-grade porcelain can make dental crowns look bulky and pasty, and they can be difficult to shape. The crowns are often more rounded at the center and edges than natural teeth.
Our dentist uses top-grade porcelain to ensure it can be accurately sculpted to match the characteristics of your natural teeth. The porcelain is very strong and durable, and will protect your worn or broken teeth, but it also has the translucence of natural teeth. You will love the highly aesthetic results. Today’s top-quality porcelain can be blended to match any tooth, regardless of the color, shape, translucence, or age of your natural teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Restorations
- Light easily passes through the porcelain, so the color and translucence can be tailored to match your natural teeth.
- They are durable and strong, and will provide maximum protection for worn or broken teeth.
- All-porcelain crowns do not contain metal. Unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, over time, a dark line will not appear at your gumline.
- You won’t experience sensitivity to heat and cold, because the crowns don’t contain metal.
Common Uses for Crowns
- Dental bridge – A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. A dental crown is placed over the empty space, but it is supported by the adjacent teeth, and those teeth must be also crowned.
- Excessive wear – Worn teeth need to be protected to prevent them from fractures or breaks. Crowns provide the needed protection.
- Tooth discoloration – Some types of discoloration cannot be removed with teeth bleaching. Crowns provide a beautiful, but more affordable option than porcelain veneers.
- Broken or badly decayed teeth – If a tooth is badly broken, it doesn’t necessarily have to be replaced. It is possible to restore it. After treatment, a tooth that was badly decayed or that needed a root canal treatment is further protected with a crown.