When a patient’s tooth needs its shape, size, strength, and appearance improved, Dr. Laney Schuman may recommend a dental crown in Granite City, Illinois. A dental crown is a cap that is shaped like a natural tooth. When a dental crown is placed over a tooth, it covers the entire visible part of the tooth. Our dentist may place a dental crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Hold a cracked tooth together
  • Restore a broken or worn down tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large dental filling
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover an irregularly shaped or badly shaped tooth together
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Improve the appearance of a tooth

Dental crowns can be made from metals, porcelain fused to metal, resin, ceramic, or porcelain. Metal crowns do not need as much tooth shaping as other dental crown types. These crowns are strong and rarely chip or break. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can have their shade matched to that of your natural teeth. Besides all-porcelain dental crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide the best color match to your natural teeth. Resin dental crowns are less expensive than other dental crowns, but they are not as strong. Ceramic and porcelain crowns provide the best color match to your natural teeth. They are ideal for patients with metal allergies.

Please contact Midwest Family Dentistry PC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.