Dr Michael Clark, DDS Dental Crown Dentist in Pine Bluff Ar.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” or cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. A crown can help the tooth become resorted to its normal shape and size, while also improving appearance. There are a large number of reasons why crowns are placed, but a good amount of the time, the tooth has been decayed or broken. Because of this, a filling cannot make the tooth strong enough again, while a crown can hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
Crowns can be made ahead of time in a laboratory made to order. Typically a prefabricated crown is placed first, which is made of plastic or stainless steal. They are used as a temporary crown until a permanent crown is places. Crowns can be made of a variety of elements including, all metal, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, porcelain fused to zirconia, and all ceramic. Out of these options, the best choice for you is discussed with your dentist.
Dr Michael Clark DDS, Dental Crown Dentist in Pine Bluff
Crowns are typically a long-term dental appliance that usually last up to 7 years, and in many cases last much longer as long as oral health is taken care of. Although the process of getting a crown takes multiple visits to our office, a crown is a very reliable solution to a variety of different dental problems.
If you think you need a crown treatment in Pine Bluff, AR, call Dr. Mike Clark today to schedule a consultation!