Maybe you didn’t have a cavity treated in time and now a significant portion of the tooth is decayed. Or perhaps your smile is generally healthy, but you suddenly ended up with a broken tooth after an accident. Damaged teeth can be a serious oral health issue, and you should call the Premier Dental team as soon as possible to have them treated. In many cases, the answer for restoring your smile is a durable dental crown made just for you.
Dental crowns are time-tested restorations that have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. A single crown can completely cover your tooth to bring it back to its original size and shape. Not only can it protect the tooth, but it also strengthens it to the point where it can safely be used for chewing again. In many cases, your crown can be made out of material that resembles enamel so that the restored tooth still looks natural.
You may be a good candidate for a dental crown if you have a badly fractured tooth or if you have a particularly large cavity. It may also be necessary to place a crown after a root canal treatment, or we might attach one to a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.
Having a dental crown placed typically involves these steps:
It’s no surprise that dental crowns have been used for so long. After all, there are plenty of advantages to having them placed, such as: