Placing a crown on a tooth can beautifully restore compromised structure. If you are interested in dental crowns, contact our Charleston practice serving Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach.View transcript
DR. JOHN F. RINK: A restorative dental procedure called a crown is a technique where a tooth can be restored to strength after it has been damaged by decay or over sized restorations in the past. A crown also enables a dentist to completely reposition the tooth within the arch of teeth so that not only is it a technique to strengthen teeth, it can be a technique for orthodontically repositioning teeth. So crowns have come into their own these days. We have crowns in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They are all porcelain, which we use in the front, that look very natural, that let the light come through the porcelain of the tooth to illuminate the root so that there is not these dark lines over the top of the teeth as so many patients complain about when they come in and they say “I have this crown in the front of my mouth and it looks dark over it, why does it look dark?” Well it looks dark because it has got a metal center in it. but in all porcelain crown wont let that happen. In the back of the mouth, maybe way back on the second molars, a gold crown may be appropriate because of strength, because that is where we crush our food and we need something that will be strong.