Why do I Need a Crown
Dental crowns are a very common treatment, and crowns are used to address several oral health issues. Our team of dentists and any of our three locations can help you figure out the best treatment options to suit your needs, and we can make the process of getting a dental crown easy!
Why get a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns, in many cases, are the best way to prolong the life of a damaged tooth. Here's some of the reasons that your dentist may recommend a crown:
- Broken tooth: If you have broken a tooth from an injury, that tooth may need to be protected with a crown. This depends on the severity of the break, and your dentist can help you make the right choice for your needs.
- Severe cavity: In some cases, a cavity may be still be used as the treatment to remove decay from your tooth, but if the opening from the decay is too large, your dentist may place a crown to ensure that the tooth is stable enough to be used like normal.
- Root canals: In the case of severe tooth decay, a dental crown is often the last step. Similar to just a severe cavity, your tooth needs stability and protection after your nerves and the decay have been removed.
- Bridges: If you are getting a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth, dental crowns may be used to hold the bridge in place. Dental crowns are often placed on each surrounding tooth to hold the bridge over the missing tooth space.
Dental crowns can be made from several materials, including full metal, Zirconia, porcelain and metal together, or full porcelain. Porcelain is one of the most popular choices today as it is one of the strongest and most durable options, and because it looks very much like a natural tooth!
Your Dental Crown
If you have any questions, or if you think you might need dental crowns in 78641 or the surrounding areas, don't hesitate to contact our office today for more information. We look forward to helping you get the smile you've always wanted!