Crowns and problematic teeth
Dental crowns are the ‘tooth-savers’ of dentistry. If you have tooth pain due to damage or decay of some sort, your dentist may suggest a dental crown.
When you arrive at your appointment you will undergo a thorough examination, where your dentist will assess the issue as well as the rest of your teeth, along with the gums and underlying structure. The goal of the dentist is to not only extend the life of the tooth that is causing you trouble but also to preserve your natural smile for as long as possible. Often, a dental crown can be the best solution for extending the life of your tooth.
Why we love dental crowns
A dental crown provides fantastic support which is one of its main advantages. Unlike full and partial dentures, the use of a dental crown can provide some much-needed extra support to your teeth and help you preserve a tooth that would be otherwise extracted.
A dental crown maintains the appearance of your teeth and your natural smile. At the same time, the crown provides extra support to your neighbouring teeth, giving your compromised tooth time to heal.
Crowns and cracks
If you engage in contact sports or any kind of active lifestyle, the chances of cracking teeth are relatively high. If you do chip or crack your tooth, you may believe that extraction is the only option, but thanks to crowns, that may not be the case. The use of a dental crown can save your cracked or chipped tooth and extend its life for years. Once again, dental crowns step up as the ‘tooth-saving hero’.
Sometimes a tooth may not be too far gone. If this is the case, it is best you act as soon as possible to ensure that you are in a position to receive what is often the alternative to tooth extraction: a dental crown.
No matter if your child is suffering from damaged teeth caused by tooth decay or an elderly family member is hoping to save a cracked tooth, dental crowns can work wonders for damaged teeth. Dental crowns can be fitted on patients young, old and in between.
How can crowns help you?
- Protect a weakened tooth from further damage
- Restore a broken tooth or a tooth severely worn down
- Cover and stabilise a tooth with a large filling
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover severely discoloured or misshapen teeth
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the appearance of a tooth
If you think a crown may be the answer to a troublesome tooth, pop into City Smiles, we’d love to help!