Do you have a fragile or damaged tooth? Adding a dental crown to the weakened structure can offer you a simple way to fortify your oral health. Available from your Erie, PA, family dentist, Dr. Rosanne Palermo, read on to learn if dental crowns are right for your situation!
Why restoring your broken tooth is so important
If you've broken a tooth, the change to your appearance may be your first concern. While improving your smile is certainly an important reason to add a crown to your tooth, it's not the only one.
For instance, biting and chewing become much more difficult with a broken tooth. You may not be able to grind or tear food easily, and the jagged edges will likely cut into the sensitive tissue on your lips, tongue, and cheeks.
Fortunately, crowns can completely cover broken teeth and restore both the function and appearance. They look just like natural teeth and are designed to slip over your tooth once it's been reduced in size.
How crowns protect fragile teeth
Do you have a crack in a tooth, or are your teeth weak or brittle? If you ignore your problem tooth and continue to chew with it, it may break one day. Crowns stabilize and strengthen at-risk teeth, preventing breaks from occurring.
Your dentist may recommend a crown if you have a large filling or had a root canal. Any procedure that removes large amounts of tooth structure can weaken the tooth, increasing its risk of fracture. Fortunately, protecting the tooth is as simple as adding a crown.
Crowns blend in with your smile
Your Erie family dentist makes an impression of your mouth to ensure that the crown the dental laboratory creates looks completely natural. Crowns are produced in a variety of tooth-colored shades to make it easy to match the color of nearby teeth.
In addition to restoring damaged teeth and protecting fragile teeth, crowns can also be used to hide discolorations, change the appearance of an oddly shaped tooth, or length short teeth.
Need dental work? Give us a call
Restore and protect your teeth with dental crowns! Call your Erie, PA, family dentist, Dr. Rosanne Palermo, at (814) 833-3001 to schedule an appointment.