The Truth About Crowns
Did I recommend a dental crown for you or a loved one during a recent visit, and you have been postponing treatment? Even if I haven’t recommended a dental crown, it is a common dental treatment that many people need at some point in their lives. Learning that you need an unfamiliar dental treatment can be nerve-racking, so I believe that the more knowledge my patients have the better! Continue reading to learn more about porcelain crowns and how they can restore your oral health.
What is a Porcelain Crown?
If your tooth structure is damaged beyond repair, but your tooth root is healthy and intact, I may recommend a porcelain crown. A porcelain crown is a custom-made, tooth-colored covering that is placed over an entire tooth surface restoring the original size and shape of the tooth. A porcelain crown is also commonly used to complete certain treatments such as a dental implant and root canal.
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
There may be a number of reasons I would recommend a porcelain crown. A porcelain crown is one of the last resorts before a tooth extraction is needed. My goal is to help patients avoid the loss of a tooth, so if I recommend a porcelain crown, be sure to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Aside from completing a dental implant and root canal, as mentioned above, a porcelain crown can be used to:
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
If I recommended a dental crown during your last visit, I encourage you to call my office located in The Woodlands, TX to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. I want to help prevent you from experiencing further oral health complications.