Dental Crowns from Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC
Beautiful & Restorative Dental Crowns in West Virginia
People may lose all or part of a tooth for various reasons, such as a sports accident or following a root canal. A restorative dental crown may be the proper treatment to provide both form and function. Learn more about beautiful and restorative dental crowns from Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC.
What is a Dental Crown & When is it Needed?
A dental crown is also known as a tooth-shaped “crown” that is placed over a tooth to cover it and restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. A dental crown is cemented into place so that it fully encloses the entire visible portion of the tooth right at and above the gum line. A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To reinforce or protect a tooth, that is weakened by decay, from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
For young children, a stainless steel dental crown may be used on primary (baby) teeth in order to:
- Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling
- Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene, due to age, behavior, or medical history.