Can dental crowns be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth?
Since dental crowns are made to fit over teeth, they can be used as a way to idealize the cosmetic appearance. However, getting your teeth “capped” only to improve their appearance can at times be a very poor choice. Dental crowns are best utilized as a way to improve the esthetics of a tooth when the crown simultaneously serves other purposes, such as restoring a tooth to its original shape (repairing a broken tooth) or strengthening a tooth (covering over a tooth which has an excessively large filling). If a more conservative dental procedure could equally well improve the tooth’s appearance, such as a porcelain veneer, dental bonding, or even just teeth whitening, then it is usually best to consider that treatment option first. Please check our Cosmetic Dentistry link for information about these procedures. What is a Bridge? When a tooth has been lost but there are still teeth on either side of the resulting space, replacement teeth can be attached to two crowns constructed for the