When you injure a tooth and need to cover and protect it, a dental crown is one of the best ways to do so. Dentists in New Orleans use dental crowns to repair broken teeth, provide support to vulnerable tooth areas, and even cover unsightly teeth and improve the look of smiles in cosmetic dentistry.
But what exactly are dental crowns? Crowns are artificial covers that your New Orleans dentist places on top of existing teeth.
A tooth crown looks very similar to a natural tooth and is white, small, and durable. To get a good idea of what a crown will look like in your mouth, all you have to do is examine one of your teeth that already exists—you typically won’t be able to tell the difference between them!
Common Reasons You May Need A Dental Crown
Dental crowns in New Orleans act as a cap and live permanently on top of a real tooth. Common reasons for needing an artificial tooth crown include:
- To protect a vulnerable tooth after a root canal
- To replace a natural enamel crown that is gone because of a cavity or injury
- To cover up a yellow tooth that won’t respond to teeth whitening treatments
- To strengthen an existing tooth that has a crack, chip, or fracture
Call Our Office To Get Started
If your smile needs dental crowns in New Orleans, Dr. Richard Rathke would be happy to see you for an evaluation. Please call us today to get started!