Most people have heard of dental crowns being placed on back molars, but did you know that they can also be placed on front teeth? This is often done when the damage to the front tooth is very severe, such as a giant, serious crack down the middle, or if the front tooth has decay that can’t be restored with a filling. Sometimes, a front tooth may be so badly broken that a dental crown is the only way to restore its functionality and aesthetic look. If you need a root canal on your front tooth, then a dental crown is necessary to save the tooth and prevent further damage.
Porcelain vs. Ceramic Crowns
Dental crowns on back molars are often made of a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, but if you did this on a front tooth, you would see the metal line and it might look a bit odd. For your front teeth, which are the most visible when you smile, we like to use natural-looking ceramic crowns. Since there is less pressure put on the front teeth, we don’t need a durable metal to keep the tooth in place.
Restore Your Smile with a Front Tooth Crown
We make your dental crown match the color of your other teeth so you won’t have a strikingly different colored crown on your tooth. If you want to whiten your teeth, it is best to do this before matching the crown.
Taking care of your front tooth crown requires the same care as your other teeth. Simply brush and floss as normal, and visit us regularly to make sure your crown is stable and in good shape! Regular cleanings and dental appointments will not only prolong the life of your crown, but it will also benefit your overall oral health.
Schedule your visit today by calling our office or booking your appointment online! If you have any specific questions about a crown for your front tooth, let us know in your next appointment.