Are your teeth chipped, damaged, or broken in a way that causes you pain or discomfort? Olympia Hills Family Dental can help you restore your full bite and smile with dental crowns.
What is a Dental Crown and how can it help me?
A dental crown is an artificial “cap” that protects the remaining non-damaged part of a natural tooth from decay and damage. It consists of a porcelain material that allows for a natural translucence without the appearance of metal. The crown effectively restores your full bite without hampering the beauty of your smile.
Why do I need a Dental Crown placed?
When a tooth becomes cracked, worn, or damaged, the probability that bacteria can creep in and stay hidden from normal dental hygiene methods increases. If you suddenly have a toothache, it is likely to have been caused by bacterial damage in the root, which may be saved through a root canal, or bacterial damage that slipped through a crack in a tooth. Getting a dental crown placed typically saves the remaining structure, or enhances an artificial structure as found in a dental implant.
Dr. Hafen and Dr. Gonzalez may recommend that patients get a crown following a root canal as the natural tooth tends to become brittle and apt to fracture following that procedure. A fractured tooth is non-functional as a chewing surface and can lead to gum and teeth alignment problems, so it is best to replace it as soon as possible.
I’m interested in seeing my Universal City TX dentists
If you live in the greater Universal City, Schertz, Live Oak, Converse or New Braunfels area and are looking for a highly qualified dentistry team, schedule an appointment with us online or call us at: (210) 658-3131.