Find out whether a dental crown could improve the health and integrity of your smile.
Teeth are amazingly resilient, but it doesn’t mean that they are impervious to damage. Everything from crunching down on something hard to getting hit in the face can leave you dealing with a broken, cracked or weak tooth. When these problems arise, our Milwaukee, WI, family dentist Dr. Sirisha Pulapaka can help restore your smile with custom-made dental crowns.
What is a dental crown?
Chances are good that you know what a crown is. After all, it is one of the most commonly placed restorations; however, on the off chance that you’re still not quite sure, let us explain: a crown is a hollow tooth-shaped cap that fits over a tooth to protect what’s left of the tooth’s healthy, natural structure.
In order to give you a crown with the perfect look and fit, our Milwaukee, WI, family dentist will need to take dental impressions of your mouth so that a crown can be crafted based on these specific impressions. Most of the crowns we offer are also made from strong tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or ceramic, which mimics the look and color of real tooth enamel.
When is a dental crown used?
Crowns can be placed for a variety of reasons that are both restorative and cosmetic. Our Milwaukee, WI, family dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have,
- A cracked, broken or fractured tooth
- A severely decayed tooth
- A tooth that needs a root canal (to treat an infected or inflamed dental pulp)
- A weak tooth (caused by bruxism or excessive wear and tear)
- Discolored, malformed or misshapen tooth that you want to correct and improve
- A missing tooth that needs to be replaced with a dental implant or bridge
Our Milwaukee, WI, dentist Dr. Pulapaka and the team at Ask Family Dentistry provides winning restorative dentistry to the Butler, Brookfield and Wauwatosa, WI, areas. If you’re looking for a dentist to provide you with a beautiful dental crown, call us today at (414) 445-3670 to schedule a consultation.