As the world of dentistry continues to progress, there are now even more ways that people can restore and repair damaged or missing teeth, and one of the most popular ways to do so is through the use of dental implants or a dental implant method known as the All-on-4 method. So, what’s the main…
How We Use Dental Crowns to Restore Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns have been a part of the dental industry for a long time now and with good reason. They offer people a way to restore their teeth if damage has occurred. While some people may know that dental crowns can help them, they may not know how.
Today, we will discuss how dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that have been damaged by things like decay or erosion. Being aware of how crowns can restore damaged teeth can be helpful to anyone who is considering having them placed.
Dental crowns for restoring damaged teeth
Cavities or decayed teeth
The most common type of damage that ends with needing a dental crown is that of cavities or teeth that have progressed further and begun to decay. Cavities form when people don’t properly care for their teeth and then bacteria begin to eat away at the tooth. Usually, if a cavity is caught on the earlier side, another type of appliance will be used to restore the tooth. However, often, people don’t realize that they have a cavity until it has progressed into the stages of needing a dental crown.
If a cavity goes untreated for a long time then it is likely that the tooth will begin to decay away on its own, thus causing the need of a dental crown. The crown can be completely placed over the decayed areas so that the decay process is stopped and so that it won’t continue in the future.
Cracked or chipped
When a person cracks or chips one of their teeth, there is likely to be damage to the tooth itself. While some chips or cracks can remain minor, often, they can cause further damage later on down the line.
Having a dental crown placed over a tooth that has been cracked or chipped can help restore the original tooth. Cracks or chips in any of the teeth can be harmful to the rest of the mouth because it creates the possibility that things might get caught on a sharp edge. Because a dental crown goes completely over the original tooth, this removes any risk of further damage occurring as well as allowing for restoration of the tooth that incurred the crack or chip.
Teeth that have been significantly stained or discolored over time can often be restored by having a dental crown placed. Because dental crowns are custom made for each person, it is possible that a porcelain crown is placed which can provide someone with a naturally-colored, white tooth.
While a stained or discolored tooth might not seem like it is damaged, it can actually be an indicator that damage is occurring. When the teeth begin to lose their natural color, it may be due to the enamel not being properly cared for. This is where the need for a dental crown comes in to play because it can offer restoration.
Having dental crowns placed over a damaged tooth can provide someone with restoration. Damage to the teeth can cause an array of problems over time so having a dental crown placed over the damage can really help someone get back to their daily habits of eating and brushing like normal.
If you have questions about dental crowns and how they can help restore your damaged teeth then reach out to our office today. We are happy to answer any questions that you might have as well as address any concerns. Give us a call or stop in today.
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