Three reasons you might need a dental crown
- Posted on: Feb 14 2021
Restorative dentistry procedures such as the fabrication and placement of dental crowns are incredibly common in the field of work that the team at Smile Texas has committed their careers to. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Sugar Land, TX use dental crowns regularly for a variety of conditions.
- Chipped, cracked, broken tooth – whenever there is damage to a tooth, which may include injury or periodontal disease, it can result in the need for a dental crown. The dental crown is created and bonded onto the top of the natural tooth exposed above the gumline. This “cap” protects the tooth from further damage while also strengthening it to ensure it functions properly for biting and chewing.
- Extensive damage from tooth decay – when a patient has experienced a cavity, or tooth decay, they will have lost some of the natural enamel from a tooth. This can pose a significant threat to one’s oral health, especially in that specific tooth. Treating tooth decay with the use of a filling is often the first line of defense, but if a cavity is extremely large, a filling and a dental crown may be desirable instead. The crown offers strength to a tooth that is weakened due to the removal of extensive amounts of tooth enamel during the cavity treatment process.
- Following root canal therapy – patients who have had an injury or infection inside of the tooth may have required a procedure known as root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment. This procedure allows the dentist to remove the dental pulp from within the tooth, removing the blood supply and nerves. This weakens the tooth, causing it to become brittle. Therefore, the placement of a dental crown over a tooth that has had a root canal is necessary to protect the tooth from damage or extraction in the future.
Are dental crowns right for you?
If you believe you may need a dental crown, visiting an aesthetic dentist such as Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis is the first step. Their practice, located at 4665 Sweetwater Boulevard, Suite #450, is open to new and current patients. Call (281) 265-7645 to request your visit.
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