Should I Have An Old Dental Crown Replaced?
Posted July 9, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
Are you concerned with an older dental crown that feels less secure, or seems to offer less support? It is important to remember that crowns are expected to offer protection for a tooth against future dental troubles, while also absorbing biting and chewing pressures. Both of these qualities contribute to your overall oral health – an infection in a tooth can lead to obvious concerns, and a compromised bite can create unexpected difficulties. Let your Reno, NV dentist know if you think your older crown might need to be replaced. You can receive a modern dental crown that provides excellent support, and you can look forward to the cosmetic benefits that come with a modern, life-like crown made from ceramic.
Modern dental crowns offer a quality appearance and long-term protection as a package deal. In many cases, you can look forward to receiving an all-ceramic crown that mimics the look of a natural, healthy tooth. These crowns can supply you with great protection, but in cases where you need to address a problem with a molar or pre-molar, your dentist might recommend a different substance. A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown has esthetic benefits, but the metal underneath the porcelain exterior can provide extra security.
Will you know when a dental crown, or dental filling, is in need of replacement? You can certainly recognize when something is wrong, but if you want input on the condition of a restoration before problems arise, make sure you attend regular dental checkups. During these visits, your dentist will check on the condition of fillings and crowns, just as they check on the condition of your teeth and gums.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can look forward to great smile care. If you need work done to replace an older restoration, you can look forward to receiving a replacement that is attractive, and can be counted on to offer long-term support. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome individuals from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, you can contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.