14 Oct 3 Great Reasons to Choose a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are custom made to look and function like natural teeth. They provide excellent strength and protection.
There are a few different reasons you may be recommended a dental crown. In addition to the functional reasons, your restored tooth with a dental crown can look and feel natural. That’s also very important to most people for aesthetic reasons.
Dental crowns provide strength
Teeth that have been damaged, broken, have large cavities or have had root canal therapy are all vulnerable to further damage or breakage. A dental crown is placed over the visible part of the tooth also called the crown of the tooth and cemented in place. They provide excellent strength and protection for the compromised tooth. Your weakened tooth can now be stronger and potentially last much longer after being crowned.
They look like new teeth
A dental crown is custom made to look like a natural tooth for your specific mouth. The tooth is prepared by conservatively removing a small amount of enamel so that the crown can fit over the visible part of the tooth comfortably. Crowns are usually made of porcelain fused to metal, zirconia or sometimes from gold alloy.
You can save your tooth
In some situations, a tooth can be so damaged or weakened that it would need to be removed, but when a crown is used, the tooth can be saved. This is because the crown provides structure and stability to a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted because of its vulnerability. Without a crown it may be only a matter of time before the tooth fails.
If you have a tooth or teeth that are broken, have large cavities or have had root canal treatment, we recommend you consider getting a crown. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at All About Smiles in either Ettalong or Kincumber to find out if a crown would be best suited for you. We can go through your options and determine the best possible treatment plan.