Everyone deserves to have a full set of healthy, beautiful teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone has that. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible!
One of the ways you can achieve a full, healthy set of teeth is with help from the wondrous dental crown. This restoration allows our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates to repair and protect your teeth from all kinds of damage.
A dental crown covers a damaged tooth, restoring it to full health and function in a way that looks just like a natural tooth. That’s why we say healthy is the head that wears the dental crown!
So let’s take a closer look at some of the ways a dental crown can restore health back to your smile.
The Wonders Of The Dental Crown
Why would Dr. Moore and our team in San Antonio recommend a dental crown for you?
You Have A Large Cavity
Usually, a cavity doesn’t pose a huge threat to your smile. This is especially true for people who are good about keeping up with routine dental checkups. That’s because if Dr. Moore catches a cavity during your exam, you can make an appointment to have that problem treated with a standard filling.
Where things get a little tricky is when a cavity is too large, like if you have tooth decay that’s gone untreated for too long, for example. A standard filling won’t adhere to the rest of the tooth because there isn’t enough healthy enamel to support it.
But this is an occasion where a dental crown could save the day. The crown would be placed on top of the damaged tooth and help restore that tooth’s function. This will allow you eat like you did before the cavity, and it will protect your tooth from any further damage in the future!
You Have A Weak Tooth
Dental crowns give strength where strength has been lost. This might happen if one of your teeth becomes too overwhelmed with some kind of infection or by tooth decay that it’s become weak and vulnerable.
To prevent that tooth from breaking or weakening further, a dental crown can be placed over it to give it back its strength. This enables you to bite and chew with the same amount of power that you did before.
You Have A Broken Tooth
Even the strongest, healthiest tooth can be susceptible to problems. You can do your best to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, but that won’t necessarily keep you safe from accidents and injuries.
If you fall down, bump into someone or a hard object during a game, or if you’re involved in some kind of accident, healthy teeth can become broken, cracked, or knocked out. In such cases, the first thing you’d want to do is call Cosmetic Dental Associates so we can help you as fast as possible. We not only want to get you out of pain, but we want to also try to save the damaged tooth.
A dental crown might also be the perfect way to protect your injured tooth by shielding it from any potential nerve damage that might be affected. The restoration can repair the problem, look beautiful, and feel great!
You Have Missing Teeth
You should never settle for a missing tooth or several missing teeth. This puts you at a higher risk for things like gum disease, infections, and losing more teeth down the road. Dental crowns are the perfect cover over a dental implant so you can resume your life and regain your oral health.
If you’d rather look for a tooth replacement option that doesn’t involve surgery, however, you can opt for a dental bridge. Here, a dental crown would still be the saving grace for your smile! Dental crowns can be placed on either side of your dental bridge to hold your permanent tooth replacement in place securely.
Think You Might Need A Dental Crown?
If you have any of the problems we just talked about, or any other dental problems for that matter, you can trust Dr. Moore and our skilled professionals in San Antonio. We have the knowledge and experience to help bring health and beauty back to your smile with our restorative and cosmetic dentistry options!