Dental crowns are some of the most versatile devices used by our Cutler Bay dentist, Dr. Robert Cuckler. One of the most common uses for dental crowns is to complete a dental restoration procedure, such as root canal therapy. Crowns, also known as caps, are able to restore a tooth’s appearance and function at the same time. If you have a severely decayed tooth, to the point where portions of the tooth need to be removed, a crown can be used to replace those pieces and to preserve your tooth so that the entire tooth does not need to be extracted.
Crowns are also used to attach bridges, which are used to fill the space of a missing tooth or teeth. If you get a dental implant, a crown is used to complete the process by providing the function and appearance of a natural tooth. If you have a tooth that is cracked or broken, a crown can be put in place to keep the problem from getting worse, and again to restore the functionality of your tooth. If you have an especially discolored or stained tooth, our Cutler Bay dentist, Dr. Cuckler can install a tooth-colored crown for aesthetic purposes as well. All of our crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and customized to your specific needs. They can be made from porcelain that is baked onto a metal substrate, porcelain on its own, or special ceramic materials that have been more popular in recent years. As you can see, crowns are very useful tools that can be used in a number of dental situations.
If you are interested in learning more about crowns or any of the services provided by our Cutler Bay dentist, we encourage you to visit Dr. Cuckler’s website for additional information. Should you have any questions or concerns related to our services or any other topic, do not hesitate to reach out to the specialists at our practice; we would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, or to send us a message anytime using the contact form on our website. You can also schedule appointments either by phone or online. Dr. Cuckler and the rest of the staff here look forward to your next visit.