Facts About Dental Crowns
One of the most common treatments that we perform, other than a filling, is a dental crown. If we recommended a dental crown to you during your last visit, we recommend scheduling your appointment today. We know that it can be intimidating when we recommend a dental treatment, especially if you have never experienced the process before. However, delaying treatment can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Read on to learn more about getting a dental crown and the reasons we may recommend this treatment.
Why Crowns Are Used
If we recommended a dental crown and you are unsure what this treatment entails, we are here to help. A dental crown is a common treatment that involves placing a cap over a damaged or decayed tooth to protect it from further damage. This treatment is a very reliable solution for major dental problems, including severe decay, wear and tear, and trauma to the mouth. A crown is a long-term solution for the following conditions:
- Accidental damage that has resulted in a lost tooth
- A tooth that is broken due to wear and grinding
- After a root canal or implant
- A misshapen or severely discolored tooth
- A large filling
- A tooth with little structure remaining
- A cracked tooth
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Patients who have received dental crowns are thrilled with the results. The process involves replacing the entire tooth structure, and the finished product blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth. Dental crowns are known to last for many years and function in the same way as natural teeth. Patients love that they can eat foods they may have been avoiding.
If we recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, we encourage you to call our office which is located in Kewaskum, WI, to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.