Why Do Dentists Use Dental Crowns?

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Dentists like to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, because once it’s gone, it doesn’t come back. When teeth become damaged, whether due to injury or tooth decay, dentists want to keep the natural tooth as long as possible. A dental crown is how a badly damaged tooth can be repaired to avoid a tooth extraction. Ridgetop Dental offers same-day dental crowns to get you back to your normal activities right away.

Crowns help relieve discomfort.

Dental crowns complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, an infection of a tooth’s root, or injury to your tooth enamel such as a fracture, chip, or break, you may feel pain when you eat or drink. If the issue is severe enough, you may have constant discomfort.  Once the underlying issue is addressed with the appropriate treatment (filling, root canal, etc.), the remaining portion of the tooth may still be vulnerable to further damage or discomfort. A dental crown can protect your tooth against further damage while also reducing sensitivity.

Crowns are a simple procedure.

You might think that getting dental crowns is a complicated or intense procedure. In reality, this treatment is minimally invasive and relatively straightforward. Once your enamel is cleaned and the damaged parts healthy or removed, the tooth is shaped to hold the crown. Next, your Ridgetop Dental dentist uses detailed imaging to create your permanent, same-day crown.

Crowns are custom-made for you.

Same-day crowns are designed according to the shape, size, and hue of your existing tooth. Once the slight soreness around the area subsides, you will most likely forget you even have a crown and most people probably won’t be able to notice unless you tell them.

Crowns can restore the appearance of teeth.

Dental crowns are mainly intended to restore teeth to health and relieve dental discomfort, but they also offer numerous cosmetic benefits. Because they fit over the existing tooth, they can instantly correct discoloration, staining, misshapen teeth, crookedness, chips, cracks, fractures, and more. Therefore, they can be used to correct some purely cosmetic issues.

Crowns last many years.

Even same-day crowns are made with durable materials to last a long time. With conscientious care such as daily brushing and flossing, as well as routine examinations and cleanings at Ridgetop Dental, these prosthetic teeth can last between 15 and 30 years.

Enjoy the Advantages of Dental Crowns

You can go back to normal with a permanent dental crown in just one day at Ridgetop Dental. Call us or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

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