A dental crown in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, completely replaces the enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material, like gold alloys, base metals or porcelain. It effectively restores the full function and appearance of your teeth. Your dentist, Dr. Robert A. Bell, might recommend using a dental crown if you suffer from a variety of different issues.
Crowns are commonly used to repair issues with tooth decay. They can also restore a tooth that has lost a large filling. If the decay is extensive, Dr. Robert A. Bell might need to perform a root canal to restore enough tooth structure to mount a crown.
If a tooth has been badly chipped or fractured but the internal dentin, pulp and root of the tooth are completely healthy, a crown can be used to replace the entire enamel layer of the damaged tooth.
A crown might also be used to beautify your smile. This is especially helpful for a tooth that lacks the sufficient enamel to mount a dental veneer.
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth or if one of your teeth needs significant cosmetic restoration, you should Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C. at 502-955-6516 to schedule an appointment.