If your teeth are badly fractured or decayed, then you may need to consider a crown to restore them to their natural health. Over time, we’ve seen many patients who have a variety of problems with their teeth. In some cases, patients haven’t taken steps to ensure proper dental hygiene, and the results can be disastrous for their teeth and gums. In other instances, even the best oral care may not be able to combat some natural issues that result in tooth decay. In either situation, a crown is a great way to strengthen your fractured or decayed teeth in order to ensure their lasting health.
What Is A Crown?
A dental crown, sometimes known as a cap, is placed on top of a fractured tooth in order to restore it to its natural size and shape. Before the crown is placed, we will remove the decay and then take an impression of your teeth. Once we have done that, we can then make a crown that will specifically fit to your tooth for the perfect fit.
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What Color Is A Crown?
You have a few different options when it comes to getting a new crown. The first option is a metal material that is either gold or silver in color. Another option that is available is a porcelain crown that is natural in color, much like your other teeth. While metallic crowns are less expensive, many people prefer the porcelain crowns because they look natural once applied to the teeth. Whichever you prefer, we can help you determine which crown is best for you.
Do I Really Need A Crown On My Tooth?
Yes, you certainly do! A fractured or decaying tooth may not seem like a big deal, but it really is. The truth of the matter is that a small issue with your tooth can turn into a much larger problem if you let it go unaddressed for an extended period of time. Once the natural structure of your teeth has been affected, you are making yourself susceptible to much greater damage in the future. If this happens, you may need more extensive and expensive care, such as a bridge or implant in order to restore your teeth back to their natural health. However, a crown can help you avoid this if you have it placed in a timely manner.
Is There Anything Else Required To Have A Crown Placed?
In some cases, we may also recommend that you have root canal treatment before you have a crown placed. This is in order to ensure that the newe in your teeth is secure, which can only be done with a root canal. In order to get a better idea of the treatment that is best for you, give us a call and we’ll provide you with an extensive look into your oral health and what options may be best. It’s our goal at Bronitsky Family Dentistry to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere that will entice you to keep up with your oral care as best possible.