When a tooth suffers from a large cavity or chipped tooth enamel, it needs to be treated. If the compromised area of tooth enamel is small, Dr. Scott Barnett might be able to repair it with a simple amalgam or composite resin filling. If the damage to the tooth is severe, our dentist might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a special dental crown.
The specific material Dr. Scott Barnett recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its primary function.
Molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are called upon to do a lot of chewing. Durable materials like gold and base metals are often preferable for dental crowns on these teeth.
To restore a tooth that appears in your smile Dr. Scott Barnett will often recommend a dental crown made from a special dental porcelain. If you have an incisor or visible premolar at the edge of your smile, Dr. Scott Barnett might recommend using a porcelain dental crown fused to a strong metal core. This special core can then provide the added strength to bite off tougher foods. The porcelain material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth. We also offer Procera dental crowns, that are incredibly life-like in appearance.
If you have a tooth that needs a dental crown in Pell City, Alabama, you should call 205-473-0044 to schedule an appointment at Pell City Dental Center PC.