A severely damaged tooth may be salvageable, but the strength and integrity of the tooth could leave it vulnerable to further damage. A dental crown may be the solution. A dental crown provides protection for severely damaged or weakened teeth while restoring strength and stability. Crowns are used on teeth with large cavities and those that have undergone root canal therapy.
Molars withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure every day, so when one is weakened through root canal therapy, damage or due to a large filling, the chances of it breaking are higher. The remaining tooth structure becomes subjected to even more pressure, increasing the likelihood of further damage. The tooth could break or crack under the additional pressure unless it is protected.
A dental crown allows the pressure of chewing to be spread out rather than concentrated on just remaining tooth structure. It covers the entire tooth above the gumline and provides needed protection. In addition to preventing further damage, the dental crown looks and feels like a natural tooth, so it also restores the beauty of your smile.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
Any time a tooth incurs damage, it becomes more likely to develop decay and further damage. When a crown is used to cover a tooth that has a crack or break, the tooth is less likely to develop decay. The crown restores strength to the tooth and protects it from further damage.
A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy can become brittle over time, since there are no longer any blood vessels bringing nourishment. Crowning the tooth will keep it from breaking or cracking.
Dental crowns restore form and function to teeth that have been compromised and weakened. Make an appointment with Mint Dental to determine if you could benefit from getting a crown.