Crowns are a type of dental restoration used to restore teeth that have been significantly decayed or damaged. The damaged tooth is entirely covered by the dental crown, beginning at the gum line. Our caring dentists may recommend a dental crown to restore the tooth to its original size, shape, and appearance. In addition to restoring damaged and decayed teeth, dental crowns can be used for a variety of other purposes, including:

  • Strengthening a weakened or fractured tooth
  • Improving the appearance and function of an irregularly shaped tooth
  • Protecting a tooth following root canal therapy
  • Supporting a large dental filling when little original tooth structure remains
  • Completing a dental implant
  • Enhancing the beauty of your smile
  • Anchoring a dental bridge

Dental crowns are custom made to aesthetically blend in with your smile and comfortably fit your bite. While dental crowns can be created from a variety of materials, including gold and porcelain fused to metal, they are often fabricated from porcelain to ensure that the crown matches the color of your natural teeth. We welcome you to contact us at Vicksburg Family Dental today to learn more about how a dental crown can improve your smile.