Any tooth that sustains damage due to decay or trauma does not have the same strength as a natural tooth that still has all of its enamel intact. In the case of a small cavity or chip, sometimes sealing your tooth with a dental filling is enough to protect it from decay and damage. Fillings, however, do not have the same strength as natural enamel, so if you sustain a crack, broken cusp, or deep decay that interferes with the structure of your tooth, it can break from the force of chewing or teeth grinding.
At our Metairie, LA dental office, we will always recommend the treatment that we would want for our own families. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each tye of treatment.
How Dental Crowns Work
A dental crown can protect a damaged tooth by covering it completely. A dental crown essentially replaces your tooth’s enamel and absorbs some of the force when chewing, making it able to function properly and comfortably for day-to-day eating.
At Oak Family Dental, we create custom dental crowns to fit and function properly.
- Esthetic options
- Comfortable fit
- Strong, high-quality materials
- Long-lasting with the proper care
By opting for a dental crown to repair your tooth, you can enjoy the many benefits of dental crowns:
- Reduced sensitivity
- Prolong the life of your tooth
- Improve the appearance of dark or damaged teeth
- Rebuild a worn bite
Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Crowns
For patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles because of wear, damage, or irregularity in shape, dental crowns can give you a more uniform look that enhances the beauty and strength of your smile.
Dental crowns are not indestructible and if you have worn your teeth by grinding them, you can wear down or break your crowns. A nightguard can protect your investment along with your natural teeth.
If you suspect you need a dental crown, give our Metairie, LA dental office a call! We can help you make a good decision for the future of your smile.