Crowns are one of the most common procedures performed by dentists and have been used for decades to restore damaged teeth. Today, we have access to state-of-the-art materials like porcelain, which looks so much like a natural tooth that we can also use them for cosmetic purposes to improve your smile.
There are numerous reasons why your dentist may recommend a crown, and here are three of the most common:
Protect a Damaged Tooth
Dental enamel is durable, but it’s not indestructible. If a tooth is damaged by decay, injury, or a destructive habit like teeth grinding, a filling may not be enough to protect it. In this case, your dentist would recommend a crown to restore your oral health and allow you to eat, speak, and smile comfortably.
After Root Canal Treatment
Cavities don’t heal themselves, so if you put off treatment, you are at risk for extensive decay that leads to an infection deep inside your tooth. At this point, your dentist needs to perform a root canal to relieve your pain and remove the infected material. A tooth that has had root canal therapy will become brittle and weak, and a crown will be necessary to strengthen and protect it.
Improve the Esthetics of Your Smile
We have seen some wonderful advances in the types of materials available for crowns such as porcelain that mimics the translucent qualities of natural dental enamel. Since crowns cover the entire tooth, they can be used to make esthetic changes like altering the shape, size, and color of a tooth for a better appearance.
Please Call Us to Arrange a Consultation
If you would like more information about dental crowns in the 91406 area, please call Saticoy Plaza Dentistry. Dr. Daniel Bacquet will be happy to evaluate your needs and help you decide if a crown is the right type of restoration for you.