Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

When a tooth decayed to the point of serious damage yet still retains a large portion of the tooth mass, a filling may no longer be an option. at this point, some people elect to have their tooth fully removed, however, it is in your best interest to do all you can to save the tooth for the sake of your oral health. A dental crown is able to do this. Fairview Dental offers dental crowns to people in similar situations all over Allen.

When a tooth falls out or is otherwise extracted, the jaw bone begins to weaken, and your other teeth may begin to float and move, causing misalignment. For these reasons, your dentist will recommend attempting to save even an extremely damaged tooth.

Why Might I Need a Dental Crown?

In some cases, a dental crown is needed because of severe decay caused by a cavity. In other cases, a crown may be utilized after an injury such as a sports impact that caused a large crack in the tooth.

When a tooth is severely damaged due to either decay or injury, it is in a very vulnerable position. Damaged teeth are more susceptible to colonization by bacteria and even more subsequent damaged. However, simple dental fillings cannot be used for situations of extensive damage.

What Does a Dental Crown Do?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped shell that is bonded onto your tooth. It is designed to cover the visible part of your tooth above the gum line in order to restore, protect, and improve the appearance of a tooth. Crowns can essentially become what could appear to be a false tooth both function and appearance.

Functions of a dental crown:

  • Restore a badly broken or decayed tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has a large filling with very little natural tooth remaining
  • Anchor a dental brace
  • Conceal a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Protect a tooth that recently underwent a root canal treatment.

You may be used to seeing dental crowns filling the mouths of young children made of a shiny metal material. However, for adults, porcelain, resin, and ceramic crowns can be utilized for a more natural appearance. These materials can be colored to match your exact tooth color. If you have any more questions regarding dental crowns in Allen, please contact Fairview Dental today.