From causing toothaches to affecting your bite, a damaged tooth can take a serious toll on your smile. However, with help from your dentist and porcelain dental restorations like crowns, you can find a solution to your damaged tooth and ensure that your smile remains in great condition. Find out more about dental crowns with Dr. George Trask at Monroeville Dental near Norwalk, OH.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown fits over the top, or crown, of a tooth to cover it on all sides. The crown’s main purpose is to protect a damaged or compromised tooth against further damage. A crown can also hold a permanent dental bridge in place to replace a missing tooth, improve the appearance of a tooth, or even stabilize a tooth against a large filling. A dental laboratory creates the crown using porcelain, a tooth-colored material that closely resembles natural teeth. The design is based on an impression of your mouth which your dentist takes at their office.
Do I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns most often benefit patients who have undergone root canal therapy. This procedure cures severe teeth decay by removing the decayed tissues from inside the tooth and filling it in to renew the structure of the tooth. A dental crown placed on top of the large filling which results from the procedure stabilizes the tooth against daily use and prevent any further damage. A patient may also need a crown to replace a missing tooth as part of a dental bridge or dental implant. A crown can also benefit patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Consulting with your dentist is the best way to ensure that this is the best procedure for you and your tooth. Your tooth’s second chance could only be a phone call away. For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Trask at Monroeville Dental in Monroeville, OH and serving Norwalk, OH. Call (419) 465-2574 to schedule your consultation for a dental crown today!