Crowns & Bridges
Do you have a broken or missing tooth? Jean M. Lafayette, DDS offers a variety of durable, cosmetic dental restorations to protect your smile’s function and appearance. Today’s porcelain and ceramic dental materials mean you can take advantage of protective restorations that blend in with your other teeth.
Do I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns (sometimes called “caps”) are a protective cover that guard teeth with large cracks or cavities. The full coverage restoration slips over your tooth, protecting it against further damage. A crown may be recommended if your tooth has/is:
- A large cavity
- Severe wear or fractures
- Treated with a root canal
- Being replaced by a dental implant
- An old, large filling that is leaky