How Dental Crowns Affect Your Oral Health, And Your Smile
Posted August 25, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
It is easier to understand what a dental crown can do for your oral health when you understand why your dentist might recommend one. In many cases, crowns serve as a means of restoring your tooth after a cavity, often after the tooth has received a root canal. Even if a root canal is not needed, you may still need a crown when too much of your tooth was lost to make a dental filling viable. They can also be used when other problems affect a tooth. If the tooth is injured, or if it developed abnormally and is not strong enough to go without support, a crown can help. If you are worried about how the crown will alter your smile, you will be relieved to learn that a ceramic crown can easily fit in with your natural teeth.
Of the several material types that can be used to make a dental crown, the ceramic crown is the best for when you are primarily interested in how it looks. While your dentist may prefer a stronger material be used to cover the back teeth, more visible teeth can be protected without sacrificing how your smile looks thanks to ceramic crowns.
Asking a crown to handle the stresses and pressures your teeth undergo means asking a lot of your crown. Luckily, the restoration is developed so that it can successfully be placed under these strains, and hold up against them. That being said, if something does happen to your crown, let your dentist know. A crown functions on behalf of a vulnerable tooth, but also keeps it safe. A damaged crown puts your tooth at risk.