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Decayed or broken teeth make for an unsightly smile, and present a host of problems relating to oral health and your confidence in your appearance. However, just because you have tooth problems doesn’t mean you have to live with them.

One of the options we offer here at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry to help save your teeth is the installation of dental crowns.

What are crowns?

Crowns are essentially “caps” that are cemented into place on top of teeth that are badly damaged or decayed.

Crowns are often made from porcelain, ceramic, or gold materials. The type of crown you receive will depend on the location and function of the tooth, as well as Dr. Greg L. Wolfe’s recommendation.

When they’re used

Crowns are used when your teeth are in need of repair that doesn’t necessitate a root canal or full extraction and implant. Instances like a poorly shaped or discolored tooth, cracks, or fractures are some of the most common reasons Dr. Greg L. Wolfe will recommend a crown.

If you feel that your smile could be best served with crowns, please schedule an appointment to see us today so we can properly evaluate your needs. We can be reached at 805-654-1174.