Reconstructive dentistry offers the twin benefits of correcting damage to your teeth and making your teeth look their best. Many different methods are used to achieve these goals. One of them happens to be the crown. In many cases, a crown will be the best approach to adding strength and improving the appearance of a tooth. Here are some examples of when a crown is the perfect solution.
Repairing a Cracked Tooth
Cracked teeth can occur if you bite on something that is too hard. They can also take place if you are in some type of accident that results in a direct hit to the mouth. While the tooth is still intact, a crack increases the odds of decay and eventual loss of that tooth.
You can expect a dental expert to suggest adding a veneer to cover the crack and replace at least some of the strength that the tooth no longer possesses. It’s not unusual for the dental professional to recommend a crown as well. The crown further alleviates pressure on the tooth and reduces the potential for the crack to widen. Thanks to this type of treatment, you could keep that tooth for decades.
No all cavities are tiny areas that can be filled in with ease. When a significant portion of the tooth is decayed, there may be little left but a shell. In times past, that would have been enough to extract the tooth and call the task done.
Today, it’s possible to remove the decayed portion and use a filling to prevent further damage. Choosing to add a crown restores the top of the tooth to a natural shape and also protects the filling. It will be years before the tooth needs any additional work.
There are times when the decay has damaged to tooth root. Removing the root widens the open space and calls for a larger filling. Adding a crown as part of the reconstructive dentistry effort decreases the potential for ongoing pain. At the same time, the crown can be tinted to match the shade of the rest of the tooth. No one will know a root canal took place unless you choose to tell them.
Your recent accident did not crack any of your teeth, but several are chipped along the top. Left untreated, those teeth could develop decay and you could experience quite a bit of sensitivity. Choosing to install crowns protects those teeth from further damage and prevents sensitivity. Without the crowns, you might find it harder to chew comfortably. Drinking beverages at anything other than room temperature could also trigger a lot of pain. With crowns in place, you don’t have to worry about that type of pain.
These are just a few of the instances where a crown is essential. Experts at dental clinics can provide you with more examples. If you are experiencing any type of issue with your teeth, call us today. Together, we will find the solution that’s right for you.
Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.