Many people who don’t suffer from dental issues probably take their teeth for granted. If you’ve never lost, cracked, or broken a tooth you don’t know what it is like not to be able to chew certain foods, or to have difficulty chewing at all. It is a hardship you are not prepared for. Even one broken tooth makes a difference in how and what you eat and drink. Dental crowns are a common fix for damaged or decayed teeth. There are several reasons why you might need a dental crown.
As a Restorative Procedure
Dental crowns are a minimally invasive way to reconstruct an excessively decayed or damaged tooth. In most cases, there needs to be enough undamaged tooth structure to hold the crown as it slips over a tooth like a “cap.” Crowns can be used to:
- Restore excessively decayed teeth
- Restore excessively damaged teeth
- Fix cracked, chipped, or worn down teeth
- Cover teeth that are deformed
- Anchor dental bridges
- Cover implant posts
What Type of Crown is for You?
There are different types of crown materials for different circumstances. Certain materials are used for back teeth, while others are used for front teeth. For instance, say you broke a molar in the back of your mouth and you are a chronic grinder. If the molar is so far back it can hardly be seen, your dentist may suggest a gold crown. Gold is the strongest material and can withstand the forces of grinding and clenching. On the other hand, say you chipped or cracked a tooth in or near the front of your smile. Your dentist would probably recommend a porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. Porcelain crowns are white and blend with your natural dentition. Therefore, your smile is not marred in anyway and will still be esthetically pleasing.
About Your Reno, NV Dentists
Dr. Brian Evans, Dr. William Wager, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our Reno, NV office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.