Restorative dentistry isn’t new. In fact, it’s been around in some shape or form for thousands of years. Thankfully, many aspects of modern dental care are the best they have ever been.
That includes dental crowns. Today’s crowns look lifelike and are durable enough to last a decade or more. Could a crown help you? It might if you have one of these issues:
1. A Cracked Tooth
All it takes is one bite into something that was harder than you expected. Your tooth can crack, which can be painful and create an opening for your tooth to become infected. A crown can cap your tooth and spare you from enduring worse problems.
2. A Severely Decayed Tooth
For minor decay, you can repair your tooth with a filling. If the cavity is too large, that’s when a crown is a better option to restore the form and function of your tooth.
3. An Infected Tooth
Cracks, cavities, and breaks can become openings for harmful bacteria to get to the innermost portion of your tooth. That can lead to an infection, which can cause a toothache or spread to other parts of your mouth. You generally will fix this with a root canal to remove the infected tissue. Then, you cap your tooth with a crown.
4. A Lost Tooth
With the innovation of modern dental implants, it is possible to get one of them and to attach a dental crown. This gives you a way to create a complete tooth replacement.