Don’t Fear The Crown
Have you recently learned you need a dental crown and are a little nervous? We know it can be nerve racking if you have never experienced this treatment before. If a crown was recommended to you, we suggest scheduling your appointment as soon as possible, if you have not done so already. If you have hesitated scheduling due to uncertainty, continue reading to learn more about dental crowns and why they are important to restoring oral health.
What is a Dental Crown?
When a tooth structure is damaged, but the tooth root is intact, we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a cap or covering that is placed over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage. Dental crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge in place and to finish a dental implant procedure. We may recommend a dental crown when:
- Damage or decay cannot be repaired by a filling
- A filling is too large and no longer adequately supports the tooth structure
- The shape of a tooth needs to be changed
- A dental implant or bridge needs to be completed
- Veneers are not a viable option to replace the front teeth
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a reliable solution for major dental problems that are caused by a variety of issues, such as decay, injury, and wear and tear. Following the completion of treatment, patients can enjoy the benefits of their new crown for many years. Patients love that dental crowns can be matched perfectly to the surrounding teeth and blend in beautifully with natural teeth. Dental crowns allow patients to enjoy their favorite foods by restoring the full function of your bite.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Kewaskum, WI to schedule an appointment. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental crowns. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.