Find out why dental crowns are one of the most commonly placed dental restorations.
Wondering whether a dental crown is what you need to preserve and protect your smile? Our Clayton, MO, dentist Dr. William Peterson provides a wide range of restorative dental treatments including dental crowns to improve the health and longevity of your teeth. Here are some scenarios, in which you may want to get a dental crown,
You Have a Large, Worn Filling
Perhaps you had a dental filling placed to restore a tooth after a cavity; however, if the cavity affected a significant portion of the tooth then a dental filling may not be able to provide ample and long-term support to the tooth. To prevent this from happening, our Clayton, MO, dentist may recommend placing a dental crown over the tooth instead.
You Need a Root Canal
A root canal is performed to remove bacteria from inside the tooth, as well as diseased tissue. Of course, once the pulp has been removed and the root canals have been fully sealed, we will still need to place a dental crown over the tooth in order to restore function and strength.
You Have a Broken Tooth
A cracked or fractured tooth can cause significant pain whenever you chew or bite down on the affected tooth. If you are experiencing any kind of dental pain it’s important that you see your dentist right away, as this is considered a dental emergency. In some cases, a toothache could be a sign of a damaged tooth. By placing a dental crown over the tooth we can prevent the damage from getting worse while also improving the tooth’s durability when chewing and biting.
Your Tooth is Misshapen or Discolored
Traditionally, a crown is a restorative treatment but this tooth-shaped cap can also improve the appearance of a tooth. If you have a tooth that is malformed, misshapen or discolored a crown can alter the overall shape, size and color of the tooth. By getting a crown not only could you preserve your natural tooth you could also greatly improve its appearance.
Do you have questions about dental crowns? Want to discuss your cosmetic and restorative dentistry options with our Clayton, OH, family dentist? If so, call our office today at (314) 727-4131, and let us know what we can do for you.