How A Dental Crown Protects A Damaged Tooth
Posted February 15, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Dental damage poses a unique problem for patients – your teeth will not heal on their own. A bruise will fade over time, and a bone, after receiving necessary care, will recover properly. Unfortunately, a cracked or seriously chipped tooth will not repair itself over time. If the structural integrity of your tooth is threatened, either from an injury, or from a serious cavity (particularly one that calls for a root canal treatment), your dentist can provide help with a dental crown. Dental crowns provide full coverage, and take on the stress endured from biting and chewing. Appearance-friendly materials can provide you with a crown that does not disrupt your smile.
Your dental crown does not have to signify the end of your smile as you have known it. An all-ceramic crown can offer discreet coverage, so that you do not lose confidence in your appearance. While this can be ideal for teeth that are near the front of your smile, a metal crown can be the preferred restoration for your back teeth. These teeth are harder to see, and the metal crowns are capable of handling more pressure.
It takes two appointments for you to receive your crown. Once it is placed, this restoration is effectively permanent. If you take good care of your smile after receiving it, and avoid unnecessary strain, you can ensure your crown enjoys a long life. If you feel something may be wrong with your restoration, make sure your dentist has the chance to look at it, as a damaged or lost crown leaves your vulnerable tooth exposed.