Modern dental crowns provide support for a vulnerable tooth that can help you bite without pain, while also keeping you safe against infection. Because our Prairie Village, KS dental office can offer crowns with different material types, including lifelike zirconia and porcelain, you can also feel more confident in the way you look after you have a problem tooth treated with a restoration. As with other forms of restorative dentistry, the placement of a crown is often associated with cavity treatment. This can be a great time to receive a crown, but it is actually one of many situations where you might benefit from setting up an appointment to receive a new restoration.
1. You Have A Cavity That Needs To Be Treated
Tooth decay can do serious harm to your tooth structure. If enough time passes, a cavity can work through your enamel and dentin, and cause internal tooth problems that leave you in pain, and vulnerable to serious oral health complications. In order to restore your tooth to the point where it is safe against harm, and sturdy enough for biting and chewing functions, we can place a custom dental crown. It should be noted that individuals who arrange treatment before a cavity has a chance to do serious harm can have their tooth restored with a dental filling. Fillings take up minimal space, as they only occupy the area where decay had to be treated.
2. A Vulnerable Tooth Needs More Support To Improve Your Biting And Chewing
If you have a tooth that is undersized, or hurt by excess wear and tear, a dental crown can improve your bite function. Correcting a problem with your bite can help you if you struggle with TMJ dysfunction, which can be caused by awkward or uncomfortable jaw movements. This work can also help you distribute the pressure and friction of biting and chewing, so you are not overworking specific teeth.
3. You Have An Older Crown That Shows Signs Of Wear And Tear
If you keep up with a good oral care routine, and are careful not to create too much wear and tear on your smile, you can count on a dental crown to last for many years! With that said, it is possible for an older crown to exhibit signs of being in poor condition. If you develop an issue with a crown, you can be vulnerable to new dental problems! At regular dental exams, your dentist will check on a restoration, just as they check on natural teeth, so you can be advised about a possible problem with an older crown.
Dr. Browne Can Provide You With A Modern Dental Crown!
At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, Dr. Browne is prepared to help patients in need of a dental crown – we offer custom crowns made from several different material types, including lifelike substances like porcelain and zirconia. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.