When a tooth’s structure is compromised, a dental crown rebuilds the tooth to optimal shape and function. Fortunately, Dr. Joe Burns has been restoring teeth with dental crowns in Ridgeland, MS, for over 25 years. Dental crowns can be used to repair damaged teeth or in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth.
A dental crown completely caps or covers the healthy portion of the tooth to protect it from further damage or fracture. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations made to match your natural teeth. Also, a crown is usually made of dental porcelain, a durable ceramic material.
If you have a cavity in Ridgeland, MS, Dr. Burns can help you choose the best option to repair your tooth.
A dental crown acts as a “cap,” which is cemented to the tooth to protect the remaining portion after the decay is removed. A crowned tooth can address various issues, including decay, trauma, or prolonged wear and tear. Dental crowns are used in conjunction with many restorations to support or stabilize nearby teeth. Dental crowns can completely transform a tooth by improving its:
For durable, long-lasting results, we offer crowns made of porcelain fused to metal, zirconia, or IPS e.max®. After examining your smile and reviewing your cosmetic goals, our team can help you determine which material best suits your needs.
Depending on your oral health needs, Dr. Burns may be able to place your custom restoration in as little as two appointments. To begin treatment, the tooth must first be prepared. Dr. Burns will gently remove damaged sections of the tooth and reshape the remaining structure. This process can ensure that your restoration fits comfortably in your smile.
Once the tooth has been modified, we will take impressions of your bite. We can then create a model of your smile, which our trusted dental laboratory will use to craft your customized crown.
When your restoration is ready, Dr. Burns will ensure a secure fit and make any necessary adjustments. If no modifications are needed, he can then attach the crown using dental cement. Dr. Burns strives to provide unparalleled fit, durability, and natural-looking esthetics.
You may need a dental crown or white tooth filling to restore a damaged or decayed tooth. After removing the decayed portion of your tooth, Dr. Burns will provide you with the best restoration options.
Sometimes, too much of the tooth structure has to be removed to hold a large dental filling. In such cases, your dentist will suggest a porcelain crown. Also, a large filling that is broken or cracked may need to be replaced with a crown. In some cases, Dr. Burns may have to replace a loose or ill-fitting crown with a snug-fitted porcelain crown.
Dental crowns may also be used for cosmetic purposes to create a natural-looking smile.
A crown procedure involves reducing the surface area of the whole tooth to remove decay. The crown will cover the portion of tooth surface remaining, and seal the surface area of the natural tooth from further decay.
Dr. Joe Burns has years of experience helping patients address their dental needs and goals and can design a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal smile. We work with world-class dental laboratories to create personalized dental crowns in Ridgeland, MS that are designed to blend seamlessly with your smile.
With his outstanding care, you could enjoy a beautiful smile and dramatically improved oral health in no time.
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