What are Dental Crowns?
A crown, also called a cap, is a custom-made restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured, has a large cavity, has an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy. Unlike an inlay or onlay, a crown completely covers the tooth.
Dr. Frith only uses caps fabricated of all-porcelain for strength, endurance and appearance. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, enhancing the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.
Crowns have the strength to resist damage done from clenching or grinding.
How Would I look with Crowns?
Would you like to see how crowns could enhance YOUR smile? Call our office for an appointment. We can take a photo of your current smile and image it on the computer to show what you would look like with crowns. We can even print these images out so you can take them home to show your family and friends. Our patients comment that the final result is even better than the picture.
You also will have the reassurance that Dr. Frith is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Less than 1% of dentists in the world have this credential. He was the first in St. Louis to receive this honor.