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Dr. Curtis H. Roy & Associates

General Dentistry Practice 


3703 Johnston Street 
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503 

Telephone: 337-981-9811 
Toll Free: 800-433-5138 
Fax: 337-981-9799 

HOURS 
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Appointments Available

     

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Dental Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is a simple procedure that places a tooth-shaped “cap” over a misshapen or broken tooth to restore its strength and appearance, and crowns can be made of a variety of materials including metals, ceramic, and porcelain composites.

At Curtis H. Roy and Associates, our dental crowns are most often made of gold or porcelain. Crowns can also be made of stainless steel, but those crowns are often temporary and not designed for long-term wear.

Porcelain crowns usually are built on a metal base, which fits snugly over the natural tooth. We will choose a porcelain that matches the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns usually are so carefully matched in color, they cannot be distinguished from your natural teeth. Many people choose porcelain crowns for their cosmetic appearance and the confidence it gives them.

New materials are now available that allow the use of “all-ceramic” crowns in some cases. They have a beautiful life-like appearance and short-term studies support their success, with long-term trials ongoing.

Crowns also can be made of all gold. Some people prefer not to use gold because it stands out from the other teeth in appearance. At the same time, if the crown is on a back molar, some people feel the cosmetic issue is not a big one. At Curtis H Roy and Associates LLC we will discuss the types of materials available if we recommend a crown.

Though they can greatly improve the appearance of a tooth, crowns are more than just cosmetic devices. They can be used to salvage a tooth that has been badly decayed or damaged and can also support and protect weak teeth. Crowns are frequently used to anchor other dental corrections by providing the necessary framework to secure bridges or dentures.

A crown is one of the most common dental procedures performed today and with proper care, the benefits can last a lifetime. Please take the time to talk to our staff about dental crowns so that you can explore the best options for your particular needs.

Call 337-981-9811 to make an appointment today!

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