What You Should Know About Life With A Dental Crown
Posted May 24, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you have a more severe cavity, suffer dental damage, or have a tooth that is vulnerable due to developmental issues, you can find yourself needing a dental crown. Your dentist will place a crown because it can give necessary restorative support for your tooth, and function on its behalf. If you receive this restoration, you should be able to count on it to hold up against biting and chewing pressures. If you have a crown that is not adequately protecting your tooth, or shows signs of worrying wear and tear, let your dentist know.
Your crown should be strong enough to allow you to bite and chew normally, without fear of experiencing damage or discomfort. It would be wrong to think of this like a cast for a broken limb – rather than simply keep the tooth safe, your crown gives it the capacity to function. This is important, as teeth that have endured notable harm will not heal to the point of being self-sufficient again.
Yes, your crown should be able to hold up against biting and chewing pressures. However, that does not mean they are impervious to problems. Like your teeth, crowns can suffer wear and tear. If you start to notice problems with a crown – if it becomes loose, or if it looks chipped or cracked – bring this to your dentist’s attention. When your tooth no longer has the protection it needs, you could be susceptible to new oral health concerns that will need to be addressed.
If you need to protect a damaged or decaying tooth, you can count on excellent support from Wager-Evans Dental. By having a problem tooth fitted with a crown, you can enjoy protection for your tooth, and retain your ability to bite and chew naturally. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly accept patients 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, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. You can find our patient forms online.