Schenectady dentist describes dental crowns
Schenectady area patients interested in speaking with a dentist in the area regarding dental crowns and other general dentistry solutions are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas J. Merten, DDS by calling (518) 374-0780. 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. This restoration is available at the practice of Dr. Thomas J. Merten, DDS.
New and existing patients in the Schenectady area are welcome to contact the dentist to discuss the possibility of placing a dental crown within the smile. Whether patients are interested in covering an imperfection, protecting their natural tooth structure, or restoring a dental implant, Dr. Thomas J. Merten, DDS can provide the services required for enhancing the smile’s function and beauty.