Find out why so many people turn to dental crowns and whether crowns could benefit your smile.
Do you know what a dental crown is? Perhaps you are familiar with the tooth-shaped restoration. After all, it’s one of the most popular dental restorations that our Tampa, FL, dentist Dr. Dana Cuculici places. Whether you or someone you love has been told that your smile could benefit from crowns, find out more about this simple restoration and how it can improve your oral health and appearance.
Here’s when you might benefit from getting a dental crown from our Tampa restorative dentist:
To Restore Damaged Teeth
While our teeth are pretty amazingly durable thanks to enamel, which is the hardest substance in our bodies, this doesn’t mean that teeth still aren’t prone to damage. After all, accidents happen. If you are dealing with a cracked or fractured tooth then chances are good that we are going to recommend getting a dental crown. Why?
Well, a dental crown is designed to fit over a tooth to preserve the structure and to protect an already weak tooth from further damage. Plus, it strengthens the tooth so that you can bite and chew without issue. Along with cracks and fractures, our dentist may also recommend a crown if your tooth has severe decay or if an old dental filling is no longer able to fully support the tooth. In this case, the filling will be removed and a crown will be cemented over the tooth.
After a Root Canal
Root canal therapy a fairly common procedure that is performed when the dental pulp, a soft tissue structure inside the tooth, becomes inflamed or infected. Once bacteria infect the pulp the only option is to have it removed to stop the spread of infection. If you've had a root canal, Dr. Cuculici can do the final restoration and place a dental crown over the tooth to restore and reinforce the tooth.
To Replace Missing Teeth
Yes, dental crowns also play a role in replacing a missing tooth, as well. If you have decided to get a dental implant, the implant itself will not be the part that you’ll see when you smile but rather the dental crown. The implant sits under the gums within the jawbone, providing a strong, long-term base from which to support a dental crown. Crowns can also be placed over natural teeth to support a dental bridge, which fills gaps in your smile with false teeth.
Do you have questions about getting dental crowns? Do you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for restorative dentistry? If you said “yes” then it’s time to call Carrollwood Dental in Tampa, FL, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cuculici.