How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile
Find out when you might need to turn to a dental crown to protect your smile.
Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations out there. After all, accidents happen, and when dental damage occurs it’s important that you turn to our Cincinnati dentist Dr. Janette Williams as soon as possible for care. As you might already know, once tooth enamel is damaged it cannot heal itself or grow back. Luckily, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most realistic dental restorations (because the only person who should be able to tell that you had dental work done is you). So, even though your tooth won’t be able to heal itself we will be able to restore it thanks to the help of a dental crown.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a dental restoration that is designed to look just like the crown of a tooth (as the name implies). This restoration is hollow, which allows it to fit over and cover the tooth to act as a protective barrier while also restoring functionality and strength back into the tooth.
Why do I need a dental crown?
A crown can actually benefit a lot of people, whether you are looking for restorative dentistry or cosmetic treatment options. Crowns are often placed over a weak or damaged tooth to fully encapsulate it and to become its new and much stronger outer shell to prevent the tooth from further damage.
A tooth that has weakened due to an infection, a severe cavity or traumatic injury can often benefit from getting a dental crown. If you’ve just undergone root canal treatment then our Cincinnati family dentist may also recommend placing a crown over the tooth to rebuild the tooth’s strength.
Teeth that are cracked, fractured or broken, no matter whether it’s from a sports-related injury or from biting down on a really hard piece of food, may also require a dental crown to restore the tooth’s resiliency while also improving how the tooth functions. After all, a damaged tooth is prone to further damage over time, as the chewing forces of the jaws are quite powerful and can cause more issues for a weakened tooth. By getting a dental crown we can prevent further injury.
Of course, crowns can also be used to cover a malformed, oddly shaped or severely discolored tooth. While there are other cosmetic options out there that can treat some of these cosmetic problems, if you have a damaged tooth that could benefit from a crown, know that it could improve the shape, size or color of the tooth, as well.
When you are faced with dental issues it’s important that you have a dentist with which you can turn to at any time. Here at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, we care about our patients and want to make sure they are getting the very best dental care they need. If you are wondering whether dental crowns are right for you, give our office a call today to learn more.