A damaged tooth is most likely painful, but feeling some pain might be the least of your problems. If that tooth is cracked, you could get a bad infection inside that tooth. The damage can also grow worse over time, weakening your tooth. You might even need a dental extraction to get rid of it because it’s so damaged.
By calling our Roseville, CA dental office today at 916-945-9985, you can make an appointment to restore damaged teeth with a dental crown. As a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Miller has advanced training and expertise that not every California dentist has.
What is a dental crown? It’s a tooth-shaped cap that is bonded to the visible part of your damaged tooth. This covers the tooth and adds a layer of protection to it. Plus, dental crowns are colored to match your other teeth. This way, it blends in with your smile and people will have trouble knowing you even have a dental crown on that tooth.
With Dr. Miller’s extensive training and experience, a dental crown procedure is routine and efficient. After the tooth is cleaned and the area numbed, Dr. Miller gently removes a thin layer of enamel. This is so your dental crown will be flush with your other teeth and look more natural. Then the dental crown is expertly put in place over the tooth.
When it comes to restorative dentistry, dental crowns are the workhorse. They can do so many things to restore your smile, but here are four of the most common ones.
– Repair a tooth damaged by injuries or accidents.
Sports can be tough on your teeth. A foul ball or a bad fall, even while just on a bike or some skates, and you could end up chipping or cracking your teeth.
– Replace a missing or extracted tooth.
Unfortunately, there are times when a damaged tooth cannot be saved. For example, an infection can make a tooth so weak and brittle that keeping it in your mouth is dangerous. Then there are times when a tooth is knocked out by an accident or injury. In either case, you’re left with a dark gap in your smile that’s both unattractive and unhealthy.
Thankfully, you can replace that tooth with a dental crown in two ways. Dental bridges hold a dental crown in place without surgery, while dental implants connect the crown to an artificial tooth root. Both use dental crowns as a durable but natural-looking replacement tooth.
– Strengthen a tooth made weak by bruxism or tooth decay.
Although the enamel covering your teeth is very strong, that doesn’t mean it cannot be weakened. If you grind your teeth a lot (called bruxism), then you are creating worn spots in your enamel. The common cavity is another way to weaken enamel, but this is different because it can grow so big that a dental filling won’t work anymore.
That’s when you need to call our Roseville, CA dental office for a dental crown. Each will fit snugly over your weakened tooth, adding a layer of protection to it. It also seals up cavities too big for fillings so they won’t grow any worse.
– Hide irregularities like chips or worn edges.
Some people are born with adult teeth that don’t look right. They might have a strange shape, like an edge that’s not straight. Other people wear down their teeth simply because they use them to chew repeatedly every day of their lives. If you chew ice or something hard like that, you can eventually wear down a tooth.
By calling Dr. Miller today, you can make an appointment for a dental crown that will help these teeth. Because they cover the biting part of your tooth, dental crowns will give the right edge back to your bite. Plus, they will cover up any irregularities with a tooth’s shape, whether from an accident or just a quirk of genetics.