Dental crowns have been around in some shape or form for thousands of years. Crowns remain an excellent way to repair and replace teeth. The difference is today we have materials that are virtually identical to real teeth.
So, do you need a dental crown? Even if you don’t, you may need one in the future. Today, we will be discussing six times a dental crown could help. This will give you a better idea of when you should ask about getting a dental crown.
Just as important, we want you to know that you can get your crown at our dentist office in Kennewick, WA.
To make an appointment at Marineland Dental Care, call 509-591-0515 or use our online form.
6 Reasons To Get A Dental Crown
In a perfect world, no one would get a cavity. Accidents would never happen, and everyone would keep all of our teeth for our entire lives.
With that in mind, here are six reasons you may want to get a crown at Marineland Dental Care.
◼︎ 1. You have tooth decay.
More than 90 percent of Americans will have at least one cavity during their lives. What you do about your cavity will largely depend on how quickly you are treated.
If you notice the cavity in the early stages, it can usually be fixed with a dental filling. If the cavity is large, then a dental crown may be the best solution.
In this situation, the first step would be to remove the tooth decay from your tooth. The rest of your tooth would be reshaped so it can support a dental crown. The crown will be bonded to your tooth.
The end result is your dental crown will look and function like your natural tooth once did.
◼︎ 2. You have an infected tooth.
This is what can happen if you don’t notice or you want too long to deal with tooth decay. Bacteria can eat their way into the center of your tooth, where they can cause a tooth infection.
A root canal treatment is an excellent way to remove the infection and preserve the tooth. A dental crown is often the last step in this procedure since it can be used to seal and protect the tooth.
◼︎ 3. You have lost a tooth.
Lost teeth can happen for a lot of reason. The infected tooth mentioned above could have to be removed if the infection has severely weakened the tooth. Untreated gum disease can cause teeth to fall out, and accidents and injuries do happen.
A dental crown can be used to replace that extracted or lost tooth. It will need some help, however. A dental implant can replace the root of your missing tooth. This also serves as the support to hold your dental crown in place.
◼︎ 4. You have a cracked tooth.
This is something that no one wants to happen. And yet, there are many foods that people eat every day that can cause cracks to develop.
Candy, nuts, olive pits, and popcorn kernels are just a few things that can crack your teeth. There is one other thing worth mentioning — your teeth. There’s a reason dentists advise against using your teeth to open things. Your teeth are strong enough to crack each other.
This process is similar to repairing a decayed tooth. The weakened part of the tooth is reshaped to support your dental crown.
◼︎ 5. You have a broken tooth.
Broken teeth can happen just as easily as cracked teeth. In addition to biting down on something that was a little too hard. You could suffer a traumatic impact from a fall or from simply getting distracted during a game of catch.
Whatever the reason, a dental crown can be used to restore your tooth to its original shape.
◼︎ 6. You have a misshapen tooth.
The reasons we have mentioned for getting a dental crown earlier are examples of restorative dentistry. This is more of a cosmetic purpose.
If you have a tooth that is oddly shaped, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. By reforming the tooth, we can create a support for a dental crown. That crown can make your smile look more uniform.
Call Us If You Need A Dental Crown
Restorative dentistry is an important part of what we do at Marineland Dental Care. We want all our patients to have healthy mouths. We also want our everyone who visits us to have natural-looking smiles.
A dental crown can do those things and more.