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Damage to a natural tooth can significantly impact the structure of the tooth. By doing so, it can weaken a tooth and make it much more susceptible to breakage or tooth loss. Dr. Trevor Williams and his team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry encourage patients to learn more about dental crowns, or “tooth caps,” in his Brandon, FL area practice to determine candidacy.

How do dental crowns work?

Dental crowns are incredibly versatile restorations used in general dentistry practices. Dr. Trevor Williams utilizes dental crowns in various ways. A crown can be made to place over the abutment of a dental implant to act as a tooth replacement option, or one can be fabricated to bond over a tooth that has had severe damage from decay, disease, or injury. Patients who have root canal therapy may also have a dental crown made to cover the tooth and protect the brittle remaining structure.

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

Crowns are:

  • Strong and durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Natural-looking
  • Effective at restoring chewing and biting efficiency
  • Useful for strengthening a tooth impacted by decay or disease
  • Versatile, replacing or restoring natural teeth
  • Affordable and often covered by dental insurance plans

What types of dental crowns are available?

At Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we focus on providing porcelain crowns for the teeth, as these crowns are the most aesthetic and closely resemble natural teeth. This material is also strong and durable, and many patients will enjoy their dental crowns for many years with proper attention and care. Dental crowns may also come in metal or gold, a may be recommended by our team if tooth/bite warrants it.  

Call Dr. Trevor Williams today to learn about dental crowns

Tooth caps are a common restoration used in dentistry, and our team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry may recommend them in a variety of situations. If you are considering your options for types of dental crowns and other repairs available in our office, we welcome you to call us at (813) 560-0447 to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. We accept patients in and around the areas of Brandon, Valrico, Riverview, Lithia, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center, Plant City and Tampa  Florida.