One of the most frequent dental restorations and cosmetic procedures is the crown. A damaged and weakened tooth, which has been severely traumatized or decayed, is held together by this strong and durable cap, thus saving a tooth that might otherwise be extracted. Other advantages of crowns include:
Other benefits of tooth crowns include:
Avoiding Tooth Loss
The crown protects the remaining natural tooth so you are not forced to extract it. Crowns can be used to save decayed teeth, where the cavity has formed on more than 50 percent of the tooth, such that a filling cannot be used. To save the tooth, the dentist needs to remove the decay, clean the site, and cement the custom crown in place, restoring the complete function of your mouth.
Saving Your Damaged Teeth
Severe tooth damage usually requires a crown, because other forms of treatment are inadequate to restore the tooth. Some of the common applications of crowns include:
- To strengthen the tooth structure following root canal therapy
- To repair broken or fractured teeth
- To replace large fillings
- To fix chips and cracks
If saving your tooth is critical, your dentist may suggest tooth-colored materials so that the restored tooth blends in with the other teeth. Because tooth-colored materials reflect light in the same manner as natural teeth, it is difficult to distinguish between tooth enamel and a restoration. This allows you to both restore and improve your smile.
If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns, please visit your dentist today.