Dental crowns are a common way to restore a smile. If you already don’t have a crown, you probably know someone that does have one. Modern crowns are designed to be lifelike to blend right in with the rest of your smile. A dental crown has the name, “crown,” because it is a replica of your tooth’s natural crown, which is the visible part of the tooth that protrudes from your gum line. A crown can completely cover a damaged, vulnerable tooth to restore it or it can pair with a dental implant to replace a lost tooth.
To Restore Damaged Structure
When you sustain a crack, fracture, or break in your tooth’s structure, it is usually considered an emergency. Substantial damage can pose several immediate threats to your oral health by leaving your tooth vulnerable to further decay or damage. Along with possibly intense pain of a damaged tooth, the damage can also leave the tooth’s sensitive nerves and tissues susceptible to infection from oral bacteria. Capping it with a dental crown can restore the tooth’s strength and integrity.
After Endodontic Treatment
Tooth decay is a progressive disease, and proper treatment depends on far the decay has progressed. When tooth decay or bacteria reaches the inner pulp and roots of a tooth, endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) is often necessary to disinfect the tooth. Because this often includes removing a significant amount of tooth structure, a crown can be needed to restore the tooth.
To Replace a Lost Tooth
Paired with a dental implant, a crown can replace a missing tooth. An implant is a small, titanium post inserted into your jawbone. A dental implant is designed to replace the roots of your tooth, while a crown can replace the crown of the lost tooth. Replacing a tooth’s roots helps to provide a more natural looking replacement, while also keeping the mouth and jawbone healthy.
A crown can help to restore your smile
7 Day Dental is here to help with your smile restoration needs. To schedule a consultation, contact one of our offices closest to you in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.