Your teeth are very strong and can stand up to a substantial amount of daily wear and tear. Despite their strength, though, they are still vulnerable to damage, such as chips, cracks, and decay. When damage occurs, treatment is needed immediately, even if it does not seem all that severe at the time. Tooth damage can worsen over time, and more significant damage can compromise your oral health and the integrity of the tooth. Beyond Dental and Implant Center can save a damaged tooth with a crown.
What is a Crown?
When faced with tooth damage, it is important that you seek treatment right away. Even minor damage should be addressed quickly. Untreated damage can leave you susceptible to more significant damage and painful tooth infections. A crown is a dental restoration that is designed to treat a damaged tooth. It is a cap-like restoration that resembles a tooth in size and shape. It is made to encompass the entire visible surface of your damaged tooth, working to protect it and restore its functionality.
What Crown Material is the Best?
There are several different materials that can be used for a crown. These materials each have their benefits and disadvantages. Types of materials used for crowns include
How is a Crown Placed?
Placing a crown typically requires two appointments. At your first appointment, we first need to prepare the affected tooth. This process, done under a local anesthetic, involves removing a portion of your tooth enamel so that the crown can fit properly over it. Next, we take an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to our dental lab, where it is used to design and fabricate your final crown.
It can take up to two weeks for your permanent crown to be completed. While you wait for your second appointment, a temporary crown is placed. This crown functions to protect your tooth in the interim. Once the permanent crown has been completed, we check it to make sure that it fits properly and that your bite is natural before securing it into place with specialized dental cement.
Benefits of a Crown
There are many benefits that come with a crown. These include
If you have suffered tooth damage, a crown can be an effective treatment for restoring it, giving it back its strength and functionality while protecting it from harm. If you have suffered tooth damage, call Beyond Dental and Implant Center at (972) 591-7520 today to find out if a crown is a right solution for you.
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