Over time, we find that for some of our patients, no matter how well they’ve taken care of their teeth, their pearly whites become worn down, encounter tooth decay, or need a new filling. There’s no need to be alarmed when we mention the need to fix a tooth due to these common dental conditions. There is one treatment in particular that we use to restore teeth to make sure they function properly and don’t incur further damage. Read more to find out about this treatment.
A dental crown is a versatile treatment that can protect a tooth that is decayed or needs a new filling but has little tooth left to support it, support a tooth that is cracked, or strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy. As the name implies, a dental crown is a cap that fits over the entire tooth to protect it from pain and further damage. Benefits of a crown include:
- They look and feel just like your natural teeth, you won’t even notice the difference.
- They are strong, durable and long-lasting with proper dental care and routine cleaning and exams.
- They are custom made to fit your mouth.
Dental crowns are also used to enhance the appearance of teeth that may be stained, discolored, misshapen, or crooked. They correct these imperfections so you can feel confident about your smile.
The dental crown procedure itself has become streamlined, thanks to modern dentistry. You won’t feel any pain, and within 2 visits, you’ll have a fully functioning and healthy tooth.
Dental crowns are just one solution we offer to help maintain your oral health and the beauty of your smile. If you have questions about your oral health at any time, please feel free to reach us by email or phone. We’re always glad to help.