What a Dental Crown Does to Save Your Tooth

Dental crowns are one of the most effective ways to restore a damaged or compromised tooth for several reasons. That’s partly why they’ve been an important part of restorative dentistry for centuries. Today’s modern crowns are designed to not only restore a tooth, but also closely blend in with its appearance, allowing for a highly effective and cosmetically appealing tooth restoration. Yet, their appearance isn’t the only benefit that comes with more lifelike dental crowns. They can also do more to save your compromised tooth in the long run, and reestablish its vital role in your smile, oral health, and bite function.

Gives it its strength and integrity back

A healthy, natural tooth does a lot for your smile and oral health, but for the most part, its primary function is to bite and chew your food so that your body can process it. Because of this, the tooth’s diminished strength and integrity are among the most important impacts of most types of tooth damage. The greater the damage, the more your bite’s function may be impacted, which is why a dental crown is designed specifically to help restore a tooth’s strength and integrity when placed over it. This will not only allow your bite to function at full force again, but also stop any damage to your natural tooth structure from getting worse.

Stops any damage from progressing

While restoring a tooth’s ability to function properly is essential, it wouldn’t mean much (or last long) if the damage to the tooth wasn’t addressed, specifically. A dental crown accomplishes this in a number of ways. By capping the tooth, a crown holds the tooth structure together, and by absorbing the pressure of your bite in the tooth’s stead, it helps prevent the damage to the tooth from growing any worse. This is especially important given the fact that tooth damage doesn’t heal, and if it’s allowed to become severe enough, it can lead to tooth loss or the need for tooth extraction.

Restores your bite’s ability to function

By restoring the tooth’s ability to absorb pressure and protecting it from sustaining further damage, a custom-designed dental crown can improve your chances of retaining the tooth after it’s been compromised. A dental crown can also help preserve the rest of your healthy teeth and oral structures by restoring your bite’s overall balance and function. Depending on the extent and nature of your tooth damage, it may have impacted the overall balance of your bite whenever you bite and chew. To prevent this imbalance from causing further damage to your smile, a dental crown can correct it by restoring the tooth’s healthy size, shape, and contour.

Learn what a crown can do for your tooth

When your tooth needs support or restoration to keep it strong and functional, a dental crown may offer the best solution for it. 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.