Do you have one tooth that drags the rest of your smile down? Whether it is cracked, chipped, misshapen or weakened, a dental crown can breath new life into your tooth, rejuvenating your entire smile. Learn more about dental crowns and their benefits with help from your Virginia Beach, VA dentist at Seaside Dentistry.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap-like, tooth-shaped dental restoration which fits over the top of and around an entire tooth. Crowns stabilize and strengthen compromised teeth while saving the tooth’s natural structure below the gum line.
When is a dental crown necessary?
Crowns become necessary if a tooth is weakened due to the following circumstances:
- cracked teeth
- teeth with large fillings, such as after a root canal
- broken teeth
- teeth worn down due to everyday use
- traumatic injury to the tooth
Crowns also cover dental implants which are used to replace a missing tooth’s root. This gives the patient the ability to eat, chew and speak normally. Dental implants also restore the bite and keep teeth from moving to compensate for a gap. Your Virginia Beach dentist can help you determine if dental implants are right for you. Additionally, dental crowns can change the appearance of a misshapen or heavily stained tooth.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns restore bite, appearance and functionality of your tooth. Broken or cracked teeth allow bacteria a direct route to your tooth’s inner pulp chamber, increasing the risk of infection. Dental crowns cover a tooth to prevent further damage and prevent bacteria from reaching its inner core. Additionally, if you are self-conscious of your smile, crowns cover your misshapen or stained teeth to boost your confidence and give you a smile you love.
For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Jason G. Campbell, DDS at Seaside Dentistry in Virginia, Beach, VA. Call (757) 689-4363 to schedule your dental examination today!