Do You Need This Common Dental Treatment?
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last appointment and you have postponed scheduling the procedure? We know it can be a little nerve-racking if you have never received this treatment before, but we assure you there is no need to be concerned. The treatment to place a dental crown is a routine procedure that can restore the function of your mouth and eliminate the need for a more involved treatment. Read on to learn more about this common dental treatment and why we may have recommended this treatment method.
What is a Dental Crown?
When a tooth root is healthy and intact, but the tooth structure itself is compromised, we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a cap or covering that is placed over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage and restore the function of the tooth. Dental crowns can be used on their own, in conjunction with a dental bridge, or to finish a dental implant procedure.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is recommended as a last resort before the tooth needs to be extracted. This is one of the main reasons we are so passionate about patients being diligent with their appointments. We want to help patients avoid the loss of a tooth and the need for a more involved procedure. Dental crowns are beneficial because they blend in seamlessly and are able to be color matched to your natural teeth. A dental crown can be used 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 your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Bowie, MD 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.