What are Crowns?

By Elmer A. Villalon, DDS
November 21, 2017
Category: Dental Health

What your dentist in Pueblo wants you to knowdental crowns

Dental crowns are one of the best methods to protect your teeth against strong biting and chewing forces. If you have broken teeth or large fillings, dental crowns are the perfect answer to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Dr. Elmer Villalon in Pueblo, CO wants to share the facts about dental crowns and how they can help you and your smile.

A dental crown is like a suit-of-armor. It covers the entire visible surfaces of your tooth, protecting your tooth against breakage. It works differently than a dental filling. A large dental filling can weaken a tooth by forcing different sections of your tooth apart. A dental crown actually holds your tooth together so that when you bite, the force is spread evenly across your entire tooth.

Today’s dental crowns are made of high-tech materials that are strong and aesthetically beautiful. In addition to protecting your teeth, they also enhance your smile. You can choose from a variety of materials for your new crown, each with its own benefits and characteristics. Consider:

Porcelain-fused-to-metal, also called a PFM crown; a metal foundation gives the crown strength, and porcelain gives the crown cosmetic beauty. These crowns are suitable for any area of your smile.

A full porcelain crown; pure porcelain is the most lifelike material because it reflects light. These crowns are perfect for front teeth.

Dr. Villalon also offers same-day crowns which are fabricated using computer-assisted technology. They are made of high-grade dental ceramic right in the office, while you wait. Imagine having a new crown in one visit, created and placed in one appointment!

Dental crowns are the solution to repair damaged, broken, crumbling teeth and fillings. For more information about dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic services call Dr. Villalon in Pueblo, CO today!