Is It Time To Replace Your Dental Crown?
Posted March 29, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your dental crown should provide protection and support for a tooth for many years. Your tooth will need that extended care. Once damage that requires restorative dental work occurs, the harm is essentially permanent. If you start to notice your crown looking worn down, or if it feels as if its fit is less secure, you can discuss concerns with your dentist. Upon review, they may determine that your crown needs to be replaced. This can also be a necessary step when your restoration suffers damage.
There are different material types that can be used to construct a dental crown. While a crown covering a molar or premolar may need more durability, your concern for a crown being placed on a visible tooth can be its appearance. A porcelain fused to metal crown, or a gold crown, can be equipped to handle serious biting pressures. Your dentist can recommend a porcelain crown if the tooth being treated is in a more prominent area. Porcelain crowns can carefully imitate the look of your natural teeth, and can even mimic the way in which they reflect light.
Your dental crown placement will take two visits. The first appointment is required for taking measurements, and preparing your tooth. Once this is complete, and your crown is made, you can return to have it placed.
Many patients receive crowns as protection for a tooth that has suffered a more significant cavity. Crowns are utilized to protect teeth when you undergo a root canal treatment. They can also help support a tooth that has been damaged in an injury.
A dental crown offers lasting, important protection for a tooth in need of extra support. The restoration covers your tooth to the gum line, and your dentist can supply you with a crown made from appearance-friendly material. The team at Wager-Evans Dental are devoted to offering first-rate care to patients of all ages in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, or to book your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. Our dental forms are available online.