A dental crown can help a damaged tooth regain its function — both aesthetically and practically. Whether your tooth was a victim of external trauma or internal decay, a crown provides strength and can ensure its condition doesn’t worsen. At Cedar Dental, we proudly offer this service in a comfortable, relaxing setting.

What Is A Crown?

A crown is a piece of dental material that is custom-designed to fit over a damaged tooth. It can be made with metal, ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia. It is best-suited to fix cracked or fractured teeth. Dr. Peter Ruggiero takes extensive images of your damaged tooth to ensure the crown is a perfect, snug fit.

When Do I Need One?

A dental crown is usually recommended if a tooth is substantially damaged. For light cracks or chips, for example, cosmetic procedures can get the job done. For more severe issues, capping the tooth with a crown is suggested. Some reasons that require a crown include severely cracked teeth, significant decay, holding a dental bridge in place, strengthening a tooth that has been filled, and protecting a tooth after root canal therapy. Your dentist at Cedar Dental will walk you through every step of the process and will recommend the best option for your unique situation.

Contact Us To Learn More About Dental Crowns

If you think you would benefit from a crown or have more questions in general, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment to visit our office. You can call Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, today at (319) 364-7108. We also happily welcome patients who live in Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.