The dentist may recommend a dental crown for a wide range of reasons. Dental crowns are known for their ability to restore strength, structure, integrity, and shape to your tooth.
With proper care, dental crowns can protect your teeth in the long term. There are two main reasons for wearing dental crowns:
Broken Teeth: If your tooth is cracked and the fissure has not traveled down below the gum line, the dentist may suggest a crown to keep it from worsening. If the tooth has cracked to the base, you may need a root canal before placing a crown. In the event of extensive damage, the patient may need an extraction.
During dental exams, we may also recommend dental crowns for teeth with a higher risk of fracture. For example, this may include teeth that show fracture lines.
Large Fillings: In the case of large cavities, we advise patients to wear crowns as opposed to fillings. Crowns are made of more robust materials like porcelain or gold and are more durable than fillings. The teeth adjoining cavities that have been repeatedly filled tend to be weak as the dentist keeps removing tooth structure to insert the filling.
Watsonville Family Dental offers an extensive range of dental crowns near you. We will evaluate your oral cavity and help you determine the best one for your needs:
Ceramic: Ceramic crowns are ideal as front-tooth restorations as they are tooth-colored.
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal: These are strong yet aesthetic looking, and they are designed around a metal core.
Gold or Base Metal Alloys: Gold and copper alloys are sometimes used as crowns for rear teeth as they are strong and chip-resistant. They require minimal removal of tooth structure.
Weak, cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth not only look unattractive but impact your oral health at the same time. Please call our dentist today to learn more about how dental crowns in Watsonville, CA, can help you.