Find out whether or not a dental crown could turn a damaged tooth around.
Accidents happen, even to your smile. Of course, when problems occur it’s important that you have a dentist in Lawrenceville, GA, like our very own Dr. Tu Nguyen, that you can turn to for immediate and trustworthy care. Perhaps we’ve already told you that you need to get a dental crown. Or maybe you are wondering whether this restoration could improve your smile. Whatever the case might be, we are here to tell you more about dental crowns and why they are used.
What is a dental crown?
Chances are pretty good that you know what a dental crown is. After all, it’s one of the most commonly placed dental restorations. In fact, you probably know many people who have a dental crown but don’t even know it. A dental crown is crafted to look just like the natural crown of a tooth. The major difference is that it’s completely hollow, which allows the natural tooth to be fully encapsulated within the crown to provide a protective and attractive outer surface.
When is a dental crown used?
A crown can be used for many different situations. Our Lawrenceville, GA, general dentist may recommend that you get a crown if you have a weak or damaged tooth. While decay is often treated with a dental filling, if the decay is more widespread then a dental filling might not be able to provide the full support and protection that a tooth needs to be fully restored. When this happens, a dental crown is placed over the tooth. Of course, injuries to the tooth or getting root canal treatment often warrant needing a dental crown to protect the tooth after it’s been properly treated.
On the other hand, a dental crown can also be used for cosmetic purposes. If you have a tooth that is malformed, terribly misshapen or severely discolored then placing a dental crown over the tooth won’t just protect it but it will also greatly improve its appearance and boost confidence in your smile.
Do you need to replace a missing permanent tooth? If so, then dental crowns may also be used to help rebuild your smile. A crown is placed over a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth and it can also be secured over healthy natural teeth to hold a dental bridge in place (a restoration that is meant to replace one tooth or two teeth in a row).
AT Dental in Lawrenceville, GA, is dedicated to giving you that healthy beautiful smile. No matter if you need to schedule a routine cleaning or you want to talk to us about getting a dental crown, don’t hesitate to call our office to schedule a consultation today.
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