A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering for a tooth. When cemented in place, it covers the whole visible part of the tooth. When a tooth needs its shape, size, strength, or appearance restored, Dr. Dennis Burrell may recommend a dental crown in University Place, Washington. Dental crowns are used for things like protecting and supporting weak teeth, restoring broken or worn teeth, and covering misshaped teeth.

Dental crowns can be made from several different materials. Metal crowns are made from gold, nickel, or chromium. Less tooth preparation is required with this crown type. Metal crowns are very strong and withstand chewing forces. They rarely wear down. The main disadvantage of metal crowns is the color. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be made to match the color of your natural teeth. They provide a better color match than all other crown types except all-ceramic or all-porcelain. All-resin crowns are less expensive than other crown types, but they are not as strong. All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns have the best color match, so they are ideal for the front, visible teeth. They are a good choice for patients with metal allergies.

We welcome you to contact Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.