Repairing damaged teeth can be done in many different ways, with fillings and bonding being the most common. Occasionally, this isn’t enough. Either the tooth has had too many fillings before, or was damaged in other ways. If this happens, a dental crown can be used to repair the damage.
Dental crowns are a restorative dental treatment that replaces the enamel of your teeth with a strong material such as porcelain, metal, resin, or a combination of the materials. This provides structure and strength to a heavily damaged tooth.
This treatment is useful in many different circumstances. Some of the problems that crowns can treat include; cracked teeth, severely decayed teeth, chipped or broken teeth, to cover a tooth with an oversized filling, cover a tooth that lost a large filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, or to cover a cosmetically unappealing tooth.
Once you have a dental crown, you need to be sure you clean and maintain it consistently. The crown itself can’t decay, but it can hide decay lower on the tooth if not cared for.
If you need a dental crown or have other dental issues, come into Ft. Worth, Texas, to visit with our team a Smiley Dental Camp Bowie. Dr. Lynh Pham is eager to help your smile!