Dental crowns serve multiple purposes. Sometimes they are used to restore a tooth, and sometimes they are used to make a tooth look better. Whatever your case may be, Timothy Elloway DDS, Inc has some great options for you.
Dental crowns are used in situations where placing a filling might compromise the structure of your tooth. A filling relies on the existing structure of your tooth to stay strong, while a crown supports the structure of the tooth by wrapping around the tooth completely.
When a tooth has a lot of decay, the tooth structure can use a bit of help. Dr. Elloway can remove the diseased portion of the tooth and make a crown to match the look and feel of the tooth that is getting the crown on. Once the infected portion of the tooth is removed completely and the crown is placed, the crown can help make sure you can use that tooth as you did prior to the decay.
The short answer is yes. There are different types of crowns for different scenarios.
Some crowns are used for cosmetic reasons while others are used for restorative purposes. The great news about crowns is that a skilled dentist like Dr. Elloway can do both types of crowns and can often do both at the same time.
Making a restorative crown look nice is a skill that Dr. Elloway has been crafting for more than 25 years. This is just one reason that Dr. Elloway is one of Chico’s most trusted dentists.
The only way to know for sure that you need a dental crown is to see a dentist. An honest dentist like Dr. Elloway can tell you when a dental crown is necessary. They can look at the decay that is present and analyze the structure of your tooth. When the decay and the structure require a crown, Dr. Elloway can provide you with a crown that meets your needs and helps keep your smile looking beautiful.
If you have a tooth that is bothering you, or if you have been told that you need a dental crown, give us a call today to schedule a consultation with our office.