When a tooth has lost strength, we, at Trent Young, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, can significantly extend the life of the tooth using a dental crown. Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as a cap, is a tooth-shaped covering that entirely encases the weakened tooth. Dr. Young will place the dental crown over the tooth that is damaged, restoring its strength, shape and size.
What are Dental Crowns?
How is a Dental Crown Placed?
When placing your dental crown, Dr. Young will first need to reduce the original tooth structure in size, just enough to provide room to place your new crown. The dental crown is then cemented onto the tooth, encasing it above the gums. This crown will act as a shield to the tooth, protecting the original tooth from decay, breakage or further damage.
What is the Dental Crown made of?
Dental crowns are made of metal and/or ceramic porcelain. They are generally made from one of three types of material including:
Each material has its advantages and disadvantages that Dr. Young can discuss with you. Together, you can determine which material is appropriate for you. Our Salem, OR office is available to answer your questions on Dental Crowns and how we can save your tooth. Call us today at: 503-363-0292
Trent Young, DDS
Dr. Trent Young
fax: (503) 363-2966
1257 Wallace Rd. NW
Salem, OR 97304-3007