Dr. Ken Wynne may recommend a dental crown or dental bonding to restore and protect your damaged teeth. Crowns are designed to restore both the appearance and strength of your tooth for a long-term solution, while bonding is a more conservative treatment designed to restore the appearance of the tooth. Call Dimond Family Dental Center at 907-344-5544 to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist and learn more about dental crowns in Anchorage, Alaska.
Dental crowns, or caps, are custom restorations which cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. Crowns are commonly used to restore teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed, and are custom-made to restore the original shape and size of the tooth while also protecting it from sustaining further damage. Crowns may also be used to:
- Protect a tooth following a root canal
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
- Improve the shape and appearance of the tooth
- Strengthen weakened or fractured teeth
- Support teeth with large fillings
Our dentist may recommend dental bonding if your tooth has sustained minor damage, is misshapen or is severely stained. Dental bonding is a more conservative treatment, requiring little to no tooth preparation and working to help you maintain as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. Dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored resin material. This material is then placed on the tooth, sculpted to match the contours of the tooth and hardened. Your entire treatment can be completed in a single appointment.
To learn more about dental crowns and bonding and schedule a consultation, contact our office today.