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A dental crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, essentially replaces the entire enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material. This material preserves the healthy interior structures of the tooth while giving you the full function and appearance of a healthy tooth. There are a host of dental issues that your dentist, Dr. Carlos M. Suadi, can address with a dental crown.

Severe tooth decay tends to be the most common problem that resorts in Dr. Carlos M. Suadi recommending a crown. If one or more cavities have compromised more enamel than a filling can repair, a crown can be used to restore the enamel.

A crown can also be used to address a cosmetic issue, even if the tooth’s imperfection is a severe fracture or chip that is limited to the enamel layer of the tooth. This is especially helpful for a tooth that lacks sufficient enamel to mount a dental veneer.

The specific dental crown material your dentist recommends will vary depending on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and prevalence in your smile. Almost every crown is made from gold alloys, base metals, porcelain, or porcelain fused to a metal core.

If your tooth is suffering from decay or damage, or if you would like to have it cosmetically restored, you should call BR Dental Care at 225-753-5885 to schedule an appointment.