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Protect your teeth with gold or porcelain crowns from Viva Dental Group

The average adult has three or more decayed or missing teeth, according to the American Dental Association.

Sometimes also called caps, crowns are an extremely useful tool in the fight against tooth decay and tooth pain. Placing a crown can often save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted, allowing you to keep your natural teeth longer. Whether you think you may need a new crown or want to get an existing crown replaced, Viva Dental Group can help. Our expert dentists are highly experienced in placing and repairing crowns and we can make sure your restoration is beautiful, functional, and comfortable.

Uses of Crowns

Crowns play a role in a variety of dental procedures. They can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Some of the most common uses for crowns include:

  • Covering a severely decayed tooth
  • Restoring a cracked or broken tooth
  • Replacing a very large filling
  • Protecting a weak tooth from breaking
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Anchoring a dental bridge
  • Restoring a tooth after a root canal
  • Covering a discolored or oddly shaped tooth

Gold, Porcelain, or Ceramic?

There are a variety of materials to choose from when creating your crowns. We typically recommend porcelain crowns because porcelain offers the best mix of durability and beauty. Porcelain looks very natural because it reflects and scatters light in much the same way real tooth enamel does. However, if the crown is being placed in the back of the mouth, a more durable ceramic or gold crown may be preferred. Porcelain over metal is an excellent option for crowns on molars. Whichever material you choose, our dental lab will craft a superior crown that is perfectly shaped and colored to complement your natural smile, and our expert dentists will place it securely and comfortably.

Want to Learn More?

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists and get answers to all your questions about crowns.