COMMON TOOTH PROBLEMS DENTAL CROWNS CAN FIX
You may be familiar with dental crown treatment if you’ve ever cracked or broken a tooth in an accident or by eating hard food. Dental crowns are often recommended for repairing fractured or broken teeth. Crowning a damaged tooth bolsters its structure to keep it from falling apart. It also allows you to continue using your tooth without feeling pain or discomfort when you bite or chew. At Simply Smiles, Sarasota, Florida, we offer natural-looking crowns to repair compromised teeth to restore your tooth’s function and appearance.
Here’s what you can expect from dental crown treatment.
About Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are customized “caps” or coverings that resemble the upper part or crown of your tooth. They’re designed to protect teeth compromised by age, wear and tear, severe decay, or dental trauma. Crowns repair compromised teeth and protect them from further damage. Dental crowns can also be used to complete other restorative treatments.
If you’ve recently damaged a tooth due to accidental injury, Dr. Kira Gekht can evaluate your condition to see if it warrants dental crown treatment. Crowns are available in various materials, such as gold, stainless steel, composite resin, ceramic, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Each crown is custom-designed and fabricated to match the size, shape, and color of the tooth it’s going to fix.
Dr. Gekht will prepare your tooth in advance by reshaping its structure to make room for a crown. Then we’ll take impressions of your tooth and send them to a lab that specializes in dental crown design and creation. When your crown is ready, we’ll permanently bond it over your tooth to restore its strength and usefulness. Porcelain crowns are exceptionally resilient and can withstand years of biting, chewing, and grinding food without suffering excessive wear and tear. They’re also some of the most natural-looking crowns available to our patients and will blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Problems Resolved by Dental Crowns
Dental crowns serve multiple cosmetic and restorative purposes. Damaged teeth are not only painful. They can detract from your smile’s appearance. It’s hard to smile with confidence with a fractured or broken front tooth. A crown completely covers a compromised tooth from top to bottom, concealing the damage and other imperfections to give your tooth an attractive appearance. In the process, crowns reinforce your tooth structure to keep it from crumbling.
Dr. Gekht may recommend dental crown treatment to resolve problems with:
- Weak or fragile teeth due to age or wear and tear
- Teeth that have been worn down due to bruxism
- Teeth compromised by severe decay or dental trauma
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that need extra support after root canal therapy
Crowns can also be used as replacement teeth to support dental bridges.