Dental Crowns Effectively Repair and Restore the Smile
Restorations such as dental crowns play an essential role in repairing damaged teeth. Dr. Erik Grothouse of Indianapolis, Indiana, is a restorative dentist who may recommend these restorations to patients when needed. Whether you need a crown on a front tooth or near the back, he can assist and make appropriate recommendations for your smile.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dr. Erik Grothouse best describes dental crowns as “caps” that cover natural teeth. They are typically used to restore damaged or misshapen teeth. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes, to improve the appearance of your smile. Our dental crowns are made from various materials, but the most popular is our porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain is a material commonly used in cosmetic dentistry because of its close appearance to natural tooth enamel. Dr. Erik Grothouse will help you determine whether you are a proper candidate for dental crowns and discuss your unique needs.
What Can I Expect from the Process of Placing Dental Crowns?
Crowns are placed over existing teeth after the damaged or misshapen tooth has been prepared. The preparation process involves the removal of a portion of the outer walls of the tooth so that the crown can fit over it snugly. Once cemented in place, the crown restores the tooth to its original shape and size. It also strengthens the tooth and improves its appearance.
How Long Will My Dental Crown Last?
Crowns can last several years with proper care. However, they may eventually need to be replaced due to wear and tear. Dr. Erik Grothouse will help you determine how often you should have your crowns checked and replaced and recommend replacement when the restoration is ready.
Request a Consultation Visit and an Initial Evaluation with Dr. Erik Grothouse
If you are considering dental crowns for cosmetic purposes, you are welcome to consult with an experienced dentist such as Dr. Erik Grothouse. He can assist you in understanding the risks and benefits of this treatment option and create a dental treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. His office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, at 7962 Oaklandon Road, Suite #105, and he can be reached by phone at (317) 823-1780.