One of the reasons why dental crowns have been a part of professional dental treatment for so long is that they’re effective. A dental crown completely covers, or caps, a tooth’s visible structure, which can do a number of different things, depending on the tooth’s specific concerns. Today, modern crowns are crafted with greater precision and more biocompatible, lifelike materials than ever. At our Cleveland, TX, dental office, we can custom-design the right dental crown to save your tooth, as well, restoring its health as well as improving its (and your smile’s) healthy appearance.
Restore its strength after it’s been damaged
The ability to completely cap a tooth’s visible structure is what gives a dental crown its name. This structure is also known as the tooth’s crown, and it’s the part that’s responsible for much of your teeth’s biting and chewing functions. Because of this, your bite and oral health can be significantly impacted if a tooth’s natural crown is fractured, worn down, or broken. As its name suggests, a dental crown replaces the natural crown’s duties of biting and chewing by capping it entirely. Once bonded in place, the crown can take the brunt of your bite’s pressure, restoring your tooth’s overall strength and ability to hold its own when you bite and chew.
Improve its size and shape cosmetically
With today’s lifelike dental materials, such as porcelain and zirconia, today’s dental crowns are often just as cosmetically appealing as they are durable. These materials not only closely mimic the color, shade, texture, and shine of your healthy, natural tooth structure, but they also promote a greater level of precision when crafting your restoration. For example, digital CEREC technology allows us to design and craft a lifelike dental crown according to highly precise measurements of your healthy, natural teeth. This creates a high level of realism for your restoration, as well as allowing for maximum preservation of your healthy tooth structure.
Protect the tooth after root canal treatment
In addition to restoring damaged teeth and improving blemished ones, modern dental crowns are also an important part of other restorative treatments, such as addressing severe tooth decay. To remove infection from within a tooth, your dentist may perform root canal therapy to ensure that no bacteria or infected tooth tissues remain within the tooth’s inner structures. To ensure that the tooth regains its strength and function after the procedure, your dentist may also place a custom-designed dental crown over the tooth once the infection is removed.
Learn if a dental crown can save your tooth
A custom-designed dental crown can help save your tooth from a number of different potential concerns. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.