A crown is prosthetic which may be placed over the original tooth to enhance appearance, durability and strength. For badly decayed teeth or those that have been fractured or have old fillings, crowns are often the best solution.
We will ensure that the look of your new crown blends seamlessly, as it will have the same shape and appearance of the natural tooth. It will also provide functional improvements by keeping the bite and jaw properly aligned and preventing other teeth from damage or shifting.
While the crown will provide a high level of protection for damaged or decaying teeth, it is important for the patient to continue to protect the base of the crown through regular brushing and flossing. This will prevent the growth of bacteria and future gum disease.
Crown technology has provided increasingly natural appearance and function over the years, and older crowns can now be replaced with more lifelike alternatives. Most frequently, they are made of porcelain. However, there are many options available including gold and stainless steel. In most cases, the desire for the crown to be as natural and undetectable as possible leads to the decision to use porcelain, as these most closely resemble the actual teeth.
If you live in Baton Rouge or the surrounding area and are considering a crown, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.