Don’t let a damaged tooth ruin your smile. Find out how dental crowns can help.
Dental crowns have been around for a long time, and there is a reason why. Dental crowns are a pretty versatile dental restoration that can do a lot to help a smile in need. From the office of our Venice, FL, dentists - Dr. Charles Davis, Dr. Brent Beyer and Dr. Frank Lewicki - find out more about dental crowns and when you might need to consider getting one.
A dental crown sometimes referred to as a cap, is a restoration that is uniquely made to encase the crown of your tooth to improve how it functions and looks. A dental crown can be useful in many circumstances including:
- Protecting a weak tooth from further damage (e.g. trauma)
- Improving the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Restoring function and strength into a damaged tooth
- To support a tooth after root canal treatment
- To support a decaying tooth when a dental filling won’t provide enough protection
Unlike a filling, a dental crown fits over the entire tooth. This means that your once-damaged tooth can now withstand even harder chewing forces than it would have ever been able to without a crown. A dental filling will not be able to provide the same protection if enough damage has been done to the tooth.
Before you get your crown, the tooth will be treated and prepared. How your tooth is treated before your restoration will depend on the issue you are facing. Once the tooth has been prepared and is ready for the crown, our Venice cosmetic dentists will also take impressions of your mouth.
With CAD/CAM technology, we are able to create your crown in-house and in a single appointment, so there is no need for a temporary crown. Once your crown is ready to be placed we will check the bite and fit of your crown before we permanently cement it into place.
David & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL, is here for you and your smile. If you want to find out whether or not you could benefit from what dental crowns have to offer, give us a call today.