Learn more about this dental restoration and when it can benefit your oral health.
Has one of our Johns Creek, GA, family dentists recently told you that you could benefit from dental crowns? If so, you may be wondering why dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations and in what ways they can improve the health of your smile. You’ve come to the right place.
A dental crown, as you might already know, is an artificial dental cap that is made to look just like the crown of a tooth; however, the cap is hollow, which allows it to fit completely over a tooth to cover and protect it. One of the purposes of a dental crown is to preserve a tooth’s original structure when it is damaged.
There are many instances in which you could benefit from getting dental crowns. You may require a dental crown if a tooth has been cracked or fractured. A crown can also preserve a tooth after an infection (particularly if you require root canal treatment) or even after widespread decay when a dental filling just won’t be enough to support the tooth.
Think of a dental crown as a stronger barrier that will protect your tooth from further damage. Plus, it restores the tooth’s strength and functionality so that you won’t feel nervous biting down or chewing with that tooth. Dental crowns are often made from tooth-colored material so they mimic the look of a real tooth. Don’t worry; when you smile no one will be able to tell that you have a dental crown. This also means that a crown can improve the appearance of a tooth as well. Dealing with a malformed, misshapen or severely discolored tooth? If so, placing a crown over the tooth can certainly help.
Dealing with tooth loss? If so, then a dental crown may just be able to help restore your smile again. After all, a dental crown is placed over the top of a dental implant to restore a missing tooth. Dental crowns are also used to support a dental bridge to replace one or more teeth in a row. Many people can benefit from a dental crown and so could you!
North Atlanta Family Dentistry has dental offices in Johns Creek and Cummings, GA, to make it easier to provide you with the dental care you deserve. Call our office today to schedule your next cleaning or dental consultation with us.