What’s a dental crown and why do you need one? If you have been diagnosed with a problem with your tooth and we have suggested a crown, then you probably already have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. You know that your tooth needs some serious help from restorative dental care and you know that a crown is a prosthetic tooth that’s hollow and fits over your natural tooth! Do you know, though, the full extent of the protection you can expect from such a restoration? If not, our Lake Orion, MI team is certainly ready to fill you in on compelling benefits!
It Protects You From Bacteria Entering
Remember that your natural teeth, when they are healthy, are coated with a tissue layer called enamel. It acts as a protective shield for many reasons, in part because you don’t want bacteria to enter your tooth. When they gain entrance, they can cause all sorts of problems, which primarily includes infection. This can lead to a need for a root canal or even the loss of your tooth! The good news: A dental crown provides you with comprehensive coverage, whether you need to avoid an infection or protect your tooth from re-infection.
It Protects You From Further Structural Damage
Now, about the structure of your tooth. Anything that compromises it, from broken tissue to a cavity, makes your tooth a hazard for further breaking. The initial damage can be quite minor or quite serious. Of course, since you want to keep your teeth, you need to do something to fix the structure. Sometimes, a filling will suffice. However, if it won’t, a dental crown typically steps in to save the day. You can replace the structure of your tooth completely, which provides you with optimal function, restores your smile’s appearance, and keeps your natural tissue safe.
It Protects You From Bite Balance Concerns
Begin by recognizing that a balanced bite, in which top and bottom teeth fit together, is important. It means you don’t accidentally end up with damage due to teeth that come into improper contact. It also means easy chewing, so you don’t promote issues like bruxism and TMJ disorder. Unfortunately, if your tooth is damaged, you can throw off your bite balance. The placement of a custom dental crown can restore that balance, which keeps your smile safe from functional disturbances.
Protect Your Grin With A Dental Crown
Choose the dental crown that we suggest for your smile to ensure you give your grin the restorative care it requires! Confide in us if you have questions about crowns, so we may help you feel confident! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.