Dental Crowns Make Damaged Teeth Strong Again
It’s amazing what dental crowns can do for a broken or weakened tooth.
There is nothing more frustrating then finding out you cracked or broke your tooth on something you ate. There are many reasons why a tooth may become damaged, whether from eating hard foods or from severe decay. Find out how our Fort Worth, TX dentist, Dr. Brad McConnell, can help make your tooth strong again with dental crowns.
What is a dental crown?
Just as the visible portion of your natural teeth is called a crown, a dental crown is a dental restoration that is designed to look just like the natural crown of a tooth. One major difference is that a dental crown is hollow, so that it can fit perfectly over a weak or damaged tooth to restore it. A crown is custom made and then cemented over a tooth that has been filed down and prepared for the new restoration.
A crown is really meant to protect the rest of your tooth’s healthy structure. A weak tooth can incur more damage if left untreated, but not when a dental crown is placed over it. A crown will improve not only the strength and resilience of your tooth but also the appearance (bye-bye discolorations and unsightly cracks).
When are dental crowns used?
A crown is a versatile restoration that can be used for many different situations:
- To cover a cracked, chipped, fractured or broken teeth
- To cover a tooth that has severe decay that a dental filling can’t fix
- To protect and preserve a tooth after root canal treatment
- To cover a dental implant
- To support a dental bridge
- To improve the appearance of a misshapen, discolored or unsightly tooth
If you are looking to address one of these issues above then it’s time to talk to our Fort Worth cosmetic dentist about whether dental crowns are the right choice for you.
If you think a dental crown could improve the look or health of your smile, it’s time you called Harris Parkway Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX to learn more. Schedule your consultation today!