The Purpose of Dental Crowns

General & Cosmetic Dentists Serving Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln and Nearby Nebraska

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Posted: July 15, 2022
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blond woman smiling at homeDental restorations such as crowns are a standard treatment for patients who have experienced damage, injury, or disease to their smile. These "caps" are used in many ways to restore the smile and are created by a dental team to look just like a patient's existing teeth. This ensures the restoration blends in. Working with a group of professionals committed to providing quality cosmetic restorations such as dental crowns is the first step in repairing the damage. Omaha patients considering dental crowns can contact The Dentists to learn more!

How Does a Dental Crown Work?

A dental crown covers the visible portions of the tooth over the gum line. Doing this can protect or strengthen a tooth that might otherwise be damaged significantly and require extraction. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, a material that can be matched in color with the patient's remaining teeth and looks natural when bonded.

How Are Dental Crowns Used in Dentistry?

Dental crown infographicThere are several reasons why you might be told by our dental team that you would benefit from a dental crown. Below are just a few of the ways dental crowns are used in restorative dentistry:

  • Tooth replacement. A dental crown may be placed over the abutment of a dental implant to act as a single false tooth.
  • Bridge support. Dental bridges are used in replacing one or more teeth in a row and are fabricated with dental crowns on each side for support.
  • Large cavity. Large cavities may be addressed with a filling, but if there is significant tooth structure is lost, the dentist may place a dental crown over the tooth as well as an extra layer of protection and strength.
  • After root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, the pulp of the tooth is removed. This change can leave the remaining structure brittle and weak. Dental crowns over these teeth offer strength and eliminate the risk of needing the tooth extracted in the future.

Schedule a Visit to The Dentists

Contact one of our four office locations to learn more about dental crowns: Hillsborough: 402-445-4647, Village Pointe: 402-505-7474, Ralston Square: 402-733-4441, or Dundee: 402-502-5593. Our Omaha dentists will help restore your damaged or decayed tooth.

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