If you’ve had damage occur to any of your teeth, repairing it is probably your top priority. Dental crowns from Whitaker Family Dentistry are one way you can keep teeth healthy and prevent further damage to the mouth. You can have a healthy smile by visiting Whitaker Family Dentistry and speaking with a dental professional about protecting your teeth and preserving their structure.
Your crown may be made of several different kinds of materials, including:
- Porcelain fused with metal
When Is A Crown Used?
A crown is a very important tool used to preserve your natural teeth and their structure. A tooth that has become damaged or suffered from trauma that has weakened it may be prone to even more health issues. You don’t have to remove any teeth in the mouth to have a crown installed, making them an excellent solution to restore teeth and prevent them from being broken or extracted. A crown can cover the crown of your teeth but can also be used to cover the root surfaces as well.
A crown can be used to repair teeth that are damaged, broken, misshapen, or cracked. The tooth will look just like your real teeth, giving you a beautiful smile and allowing you to eat, drink, and speak comfortably. It may take some time to get used to the crown, but it will benefit your oral health immensely.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
A crown covers part of your tooth – the part that is visible above the gum line. They protect the teeth from harm that may be caused while chewing, speaking, playing sports, and even while sleeping. A crown will be developed by your dentist and then fitted onto the tooth after the tooth has been reshaped and prepared. It will then be cemented in place so that it effectively replaces the damaged part of the tooth.
If you want to learn more about dental crowns and how they can improve your oral health and prevent further damage to teeth, contact our Whitaker Family Dentistry office and speak with a professional about your teeth.