The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Find out the advantages of getting a dental crown to restore your smile.
A dental crown is a very versatile and commonly used restoration, so chances are good that you may wonder whether this restorative tooth-shaped cap could actually improve the health and longevity of a damaged tooth. From the office of our Findlay, OH, dentist Dr. Joseph Touhalisky, here’s what a dental crown can do for your smile.
The Purpose of a Dental Crown
Crowns offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Of course, more often than not our Findlay dentist may recommend a dental crown to preserve a tooth’s natural structure after it’s been damaged or weakened by decay, trauma or infection. Since the crown fully encapsulates the visible portion of a tooth, it can protect it from further damage, all the while strengthening the tooth so that you can chew, bite or speak without issue.
A dental crown is most often placed over a tooth that has,
- A crack or fracture
- Severe and extensive decay (when a dental filling isn’t enough to support the damaged tooth)
- Been significantly worn down
- Just undergone root canal therapy
A dental crown can also be placed over a dental implant to replace a missing tooth or be placed over healthy teeth to support a dental bridge. Along with preserving a natural tooth a crown can also improve the shape, size and overall appearance of a tooth, hiding issues such as severe discolorations or misshapenness.
The Benefits of a Dental Crown
A dental crown is a great solution for anyone who needs to preserve, support and protect a tooth that is weak or damaged. Dental crowns are also made from resilient, long-lasting material, which means that with the proper care you could end up having a dental crown for many years.
Whether you are dealing with dental damage that needs to be repaired right away or you have questions about getting a dental crown, don’t hesitate to call our Findlay, OH, dental office today to learn more.
Crowns are also often made from porcelain or ceramic, which ensures that your restoration looks just like the rest of your smile. Your crown will blend right in and look just like a real tooth.