Everyone’s teeth suffer wear over time, it’s totally natural. Sometimes that wear manifests itself as a cosmetic defect, like staining of the enamel. Sometimes that wear can be more serious. If bacteria have infected your teeth, they can cause significant structural damage that compromises the functionality of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. In cases of severe infection, you may need a dental crown. A dental crown can act as a shield to protect a vulnerable tooth and give you confidence in your smile once again.
How Does a Dental Crown Protect My Tooth?
Dental crowns look like teeth on the surface. That’s because dental crowns designed to fit over your actual teeth. A crown fits on top of and around a damaged, vulnerable tooth to protect it from further physical or biological damage. Because of their life-like appearance, crowns provide an esthetic restoration in addition to their functional protection of your tooth.
How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown?
How can you tell whether or not you need a dental crown to protect your tooth? Ultimately, this decision should be made by your dentist. He or she can determine whether or not a crown is the right fix for your particular situation. In general though, crowns can be used to protect teeth that are significantly chipped or cracked from a physical accident. If your tooth needs root canal therapy to remove infection from deep inside, your dentist will likely want to protect the tooth with a crown. In cases where a dental filling isn’t enough to restore integrity to your tooth, a crown may also be used. Finally, crowns are also used on top of dental implants to complete the prosthetic.
How Do I Know My Dental Crown Will Fit My Mouth?
Adding a fabricated dental restoration to your mouth could be pretty uncomfortable. How can you be sure that your dental crown will fit alongside the rest of your teeth? Your dentist actually takes precise measurements of your damaged tooth and the teeth surrounding it before fabricating your dental crown. This way, you can be sure that your crown is made with custom specifications. A one-size-fits-all approach to restorative dentistry won’t give you what you need.
Melrose Dental Arts Offers Custom Dental Restorations
You only have one set of adult teeth, so they’re going to suffer wear throughout the course of your life. You can restore damaged teeth with the help of the right dentistry team. Dr. Amiri and the Melrose Dental Arts professionals offer customized, life-like dental restorations to give you your smile back. Schedule a consultation with Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA today by calling 760-724-9117 and get your smile back on track.