A dental crown can be used for a number of reasons. Restoring a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed is one of the most common reasons why a dental crown is used. A dental crown is made specifically for your tooth and will fit over the entire visible portion of the tooth. In this way, the dental crown can restore the tooth to its proper shape and size. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials.

At Calavera Hills Dental, we offer porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns to maintain the beauty of your smile. These crowns combine the beauty of a full porcelain dental crown with the strength of a metal dental crown. Because of this, they are often recommended for back teeth that need to be restored.

Your tooth may benefit from a dental crown if it is decayed or damaged too badly for a dental filling to be sufficient. Dr. Christopher Layton may also recommend a porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown in Carlsbad, California, to:

  • Protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
  • Restore a dental implant
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Improve a tooth that is misshapen
  • Enhance or restore the beauty of your smile
  • Strengthen a tooth that is cracked, fractured, or weak
  • Support a large dental filling when there is little natural tooth structure remaining
  • Please contact our office today at 760-842-5876 to learn more and schedule your next visit with our dentist.