The purpose and advantages of dental crowns

A popular dental restoration used by Dr. Adam Shroyer of Mount Pleasant, Iowa is the dental crown. This restorative treatment is often used to protect and strengthen a natural tooth. Continue reading to learn more!

What is the goal of a dental crown at Shroyer Family Dental?

The dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device that is placed over a tooth to restore its size, shape, appearance, and strength. Crowns are typically used to protect a natural tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury. They can also be used to support a dental bridge or to cover a dental implant.

How long will my crown last?

When properly cared for, crowns can last for many years. Unfortunately, they may eventually need to be replaced due to unwanted wear or damage. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly to ensure that your crown remains in good condition.

What are the different types of dental crowns?

There are several different types of dental crowns available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Porcelain crowns are the most popular variety. They are made to match the color of your natural teeth and are less likely to discolor over time. Porcelain crowns are very strong and durable. However, they are commonly more expensive than other types of crowns. Other options include composite resin and metal.

What is the procedure for obtaining a dental crown?

The first step in getting a dental crown is to visit Dr. Shroyer for an examination. He will assess the condition of your tooth and determine if a crown is necessary. If he decides that you need a crown, he will prepare your tooth by removing any decay or damaged tissue. Once your tooth is prepared, he will take an impression of it so that the crown can be made to fit. Dr. Shroyer will then place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being made. Once the permanent dental crown is completed and ready, you return to our office to have it placed.

What are the advantages of dental crowns?

Dental crowns are:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Strong and durable
  • Custom made to fit your tooth
  • Able to restore the function of your tooth

How do I learn more about “tooth caps?”

Contact Shroyer Family Dental today to request an appointment and discuss with our team the importance of dental crowns in restorative dentistry. Call (319) 385-4680 to schedule a visit with this Mount Pleasant, IA dentist.