How Do Dental Crowns Save Teeth?

Find out how this common restoration could greatly improve your oral health. 

It’s amazing how a simple dental crown, or cap, can easily restore a tooth, improve functionality, strengthen it, and even help replace missing teeth. Crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations you can get from our Ponte Vedra, FL, dentist Dr. Eric Broe. Whether you are wondering if your smile could benefit from dental crowns or you just want to find out more about this restorative and cosmetic treatment you’ve come to the right place.

Restore a Tooth’s Bite and Function 

The main goal of a crown is to be able to ensure that the healthy tooth structure that’s left after damage, decay, or an infection is preserved and protected from further problems. The best way to protect the tooth is to encapsulate it with a dental crown, which will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth all the way to the gum line where it is then cemented to the tooth. A crown can make you feel more confident smiling, biting and chewing.

Improve a Tooth’s Appearance 

While crowns aren’t usually used for cosmetic purposes alone because they require more extensive tooth preparation than other cosmetic treatments they can be used on a tooth that is not only weak or damaged but may also be severely discolored, deformed, or visually defective. Restore the tooth and also greatly improve the tooth’s appearance all in one go with dental crowns.

Protect Weak Teeth 

If you’ve just undergone root canal therapy then our Ponte Vedra, FL, restorative dentist will place a dental crown over the tooth after a root canal to preserve what’s left of the tooth. During a root canal, we not only remove the dental pulp and diseased tissue but we will also fill the inside of the tooth with special material to support the structure. Even after all this, a crown is usually the best way to provide additional protection to the tooth to prevent the need for another root canal in the future.

Replace Missing Teeth

Dental crowns can also help with replacing missing teeth. If you choose to get a dental implant to replace a singe tooth, this metal restoration will sit inside the jawbone where it will anchor a dental crown in place above the gums. Crowns are also used to support a dental bridge and to fill gaps in your smile with natural-looking false teeth.

Do you want to talk with our dentist about dental crowns? Wondering whether an implant or a bridge would be the best option for replacing your missing teeth? Whatever your questions may be, the dental team at Palm Leaf Dental in Ponte Vedra, FL, can help you. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

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