When Is a Dental Crown the Answer?
First, you might be wondering when and why dentists recommend dental crowns? Well, when teeth have become chipped or cracked or suffered from extensive erosion, crowns can provide a durable seal, which helps to prevent exposure to bacteria that could lead to infection.
In the case of chips and cracks, a crown also serves to bear the brunt of one’s chewing, helping to reduce the likelihood that the tooth will become damaged any further.
After root canal therapy, dental crowns are also frequently used to seal teeth and to protect them.
Is Metal the Only Option?
While metal crowns were once most prominent, now dentists frequently recommend porcelain crowns instead. Porcelain is a surprisingly long-lasting material and one that can be made to look natural, as well, allowing for great confidence when smiling.
How Long Will a Crown Last?
With proper care, porcelain crowns can last ten years or more, making them a great long-term investment in one’s smile. They also tend to last much longer than dental fillings.
Need Restorative Treatment?
Restorative treatment helps prevent worsening pain and infection. You can schedule a restorative visit in Columbia, TN, or Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, or any of the surrounding communities, by calling Creekside Family Dental at (931) 388–3384 to schedule a restorative visit.