Try as we might to preventing damage and decay from affecting our teeth, life happens. An accident can cause severe damage to a tooth or advanced decay may leave it vulnerable. Whatever the situation may be that caused a tooth to become vulnerable, it is important for it to be repaired and restored. A dental crown is a permanent prosthetic device that restores a tooth’s appearance and functions. It can be color-matched to blend in with the rest of the smile. A crown can be used to protect damaged tooth or to pair with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth entirely.
Protection Is Important
When a tooth is damaged or decayed, the inner tissue can be left exposed. Severe pain can happen if the roots are exposed to the elements. Without a protective outer layer of enamel intact, the tooth becomes vulnerable to further bacteria, infection, and damage. Root canal therapy may be required to disinfect the tooth once the inside of the tooth is affected. After therapy, it becomes important to cover the tooth with a permanent crown to repair the protective outer layer. Without the outer layer, a tooth can become weak and will likely not hold up to biting or chewing. This can cause you to start chewing on the other side of the mouth, which can lead to excess wear and tear to those teeth. A crown can restore abilities to the damaged tooth, and lessen the wear on the other teeth. A crown can restore your smile’s appearance, too.
Getting a Crown
First, a dentist can take precise molds of your mouth, so that the crown will fit just right. A dental lab will create your crown, and in the meantime, your dentist may fit you with a temporary crown. Once your permanent crown has been created, it will be permanently fixed to your tooth or onto the dental implant.
A crown can protect a vulnerable tooth
Do you need the protection of a dental crown? To schedule a consultation with 7 Day Dental, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.