Three Purposes of Dental Crowns
If you’ve been told by your dentist that you need a dental crown, you may have numerous questions about the process, what to expect, and even why you need a crown in the first place. While your personal dentist is the best source of information that’s specific to you, consider these three common purposes of dental crowns. If you want to learn more, you can schedule an appointment at Distinctive Dental Solutions today.
Protection of a Weak Tooth
One of the most common reasons that dental crowns are installed is to provide protection for a weak or damaged tooth. For example, if a tooth is weak from being cracked as a result of an accident or trauma to the mouth, a cavity and decay, or another reason, a dental crown can provide support. The dental crown will fully cover the tooth, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits, as well as helping to prevent future breakdown of the tooth and complications.
Covering and Supporting a Filling
Another reason that dental crowns are used is to cover a tooth with a large filling. A large filling may be necessary when a tooth has a very big cavity—the cavity will be removed and the area will be filled. If there is not enough tooth remaining, the tooth will be covered with a dental crown to add additional protection.
Cosmetic Modification and Tooth Covering
When teeth are chipped, discolored, or otherwise slightly damaged or aesthetically displeasing, dental crowns can be used for the purpose of cosmetic modification and tooth covering. Because dental crowns are now available in porcelain, ceramic, and resin materials, they can be created in a color that matches the shade of the surrounding teeth and looks more natural—a large improvement from the days when only metal crowns were available that stood out and drew attention to the mouth.
Learn More About Dental Crowns from Distinctive Dental Solutions
Whether you have a large cavity, damaged teeth, or teeth that are discolored or chipped, dental crowns may be both a functional and a cosmetic solution that works. To learn more about dental crowns and whether you’re a good candidate for dental crowns, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. At Distinctive Dental Solutions, we are accepting new patients. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can serve you. We are looking forward to helping you smile bigger and brighter!