See how Dental Crowns Transform Your Smile with Our Schenectady Dentist
Interested in both protecting and improving the look of your smile? Look no further than our Schenectady dentist, Dr. Merten, and how our dental solutions give patients of all ages the healthy, happy smile they've been looking for. New and existing patients are encouraged to book a consultation visit with the team and discuss the many possibilities for enhancing the smile and achieving better dental health and wellness. In general dentistry, there are common restorations used to protect the natural teeth and provide an extra layer of protection. The most popular is that of the dental crown.
Some patients refer to dental crowns as “caps.” They are custom restorations made of porcelain that are fabricated to match the patient’s existing teeth. This ensures seamless integration into the smile, keeping it from standing out from the rest of the teeth as a dental repair. A dental crown works by covering the entire visible part of the tooth. This includes the top and sides. The purpose of a dental crown is to provide protection and strength to a tooth that may have become weak. This may be due to:
- A large cavity that has affected the structure of the tooth
- A tooth that has had root canal therapy performed and may be weak or brittle
- Damage to a tooth that affects the enamel’s structure and strength
Additionally, dental crowns may be fabricated to restore a dental implant. A dental implant is often placed in the smile to act as a false tooth root when a natural tooth is missing. By placing a dental crown over the abutment of the implant, the dental implant looks and functions just like the natural tooth before it. Dental implants are a more desirable option for many patients with dentures and bridges.
New and existing patients are welcome to contact our office to discuss the possibility of placing a dental crown within the smile with our Schenectady dentist. Whether patients are interested in covering an imperfection, protecting their natural tooth structure, or restoring a dental implant, Dr. Merten provides the services required for enhancing the smile’s function and beauty.