Dental crowns can save your damaged or decayed tooth. However, if your dentist recommends this restoration for your smile, you may not understand what exactly a dental crown does, how it works, or what it can do for your smile. Find out more information about dental crowns and what they can do for you with Dr. Cesar Acosta at Cesar Acosta Family Dentistry in Turlock, CA.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are a porcelain dental restoration which fits over a tooth to protect it from all sides. The crown is created inside a dental laboratory by a technician who takes special care in customizing the crown to fit exactly into your mouth. The tech also color-matches the porcelain to ensure a seamless appearance.
What are the benefits of a dental crown?
Dental crowns take a compromised tooth and reinforce it, ensuring that the crown takes the brunt of the force from chewing to ensure that the weakened natural tooth underneath remains intact. The crown functions and feels just like a normal tooth and looks the same as the rest of your smile. From the outside, others will never know that your crown is not a natural tooth.
Do I need a dental crown?
Some of the most common uses for dental crowns include:
- to protect a weakened tooth
- to cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
- to anchor a dental bridge into place to replace a missing tooth
- to stabilize a tooth with a large filling, such as after a root canal
- to ensure that a tooth remains intact and avoids requiring extraction
Dental Crown Treatments in Turlock, CA
If you think you can benefit from a dental crown, you should speak with your dentist about the best treatment plan for you. In some cases, another procedure may be more suitable for your needs. If you have a broken or damaged tooth, do not hesitate to contact your dentist. Leaving a damaged tooth untreated can cause serious dental issues which could lead to tooth loss.
For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Acosta at Cesar Acosta Family Dentistry in Turlock, CA. Call (209) 250-2560 to schedule an appointment today!