Dental crowns can seem like an overwhelming process if you’ve never had one. Looking over the following information can help feel a lot better when your dentist recommends repairing your tooth with a crown.
A crown is a strong and protective “cap” that replaces the visible outer portion of a tooth. A tooth that has experienced a lot of fracture, wear, or decay can be saved with a dental crown. The damaged material is trimmed away and a custom-designed cover replaces it.
If there is too much filling material in relation to tooth structure, the tooth can be compromised. A large filling is more of a patch job that puts the tooth at risk of future fractures. A crown protects a tooth completely.
No! Most crowns these days are made from porcelain or ceramic for a natural-look. These materials will also give your tooth strength.
A tooth needs a root canal when the nerve chamber is damaged. If only the outer part of the tooth is involved, it should only need a crown. On the other hand, just about every tooth with a root canal will also need to be crowned.
With proper care and maintenance, you’re looking at spending 10-15 years with your crown. Some have lasted even longer than that.
A dental crown is a good way to protect your tooth! The sooner you get your tooth restored with a crown, the longer you get to hold onto it. See your dentist for more information.
Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
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