What Is A Dental Crown?
Have we recently recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, but you have postponed scheduling the appointment? We know that an unfamiliar treatment can be a little intimidating, but a dental crown is a common treatment. In fact, there is a good chance you or a loved one will need a dental crown treatment at some point. We want to give you more information about this common treatment so you might better understand why you need it and to help you feel more comfortable with the process. Continue reading to learn more.
What is a Dental Crown?
When a tooth structure is damaged or decayed beyond repair, but the tooth root remains intact, we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a cap or covering that is used to cover and restore the function of a severely damaged tooth. Dental crowns are also commonly used to finish certain treatments, such as dental implants and root canals. Dental crowns are tooth colored and blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, giving a natural finish.
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is typically one of the last options before a tooth extraction is needed. Our goal is to help patients avoid the need for further treatment. Be sure to schedule your appointment for treatment as soon as possible as dental issues do not repair on their own and will continue to progress. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
If we recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, we encourage you to call our office located in New Braunfels, TX to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.