3 Oral Health Problems a Dental Crown May Help Fix
There are a number of oral health issues that a dental crown may be able to fix or treat. While it’s certainly not a magical cure-all for every issue you may have, depending on what your issues are, it may be the best choice. To learn more, read on and then contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to set up your cleaning and exam.
- Tooth decay
- Broken teeth
- Overdue or repeated fillings
There are many potential causes of tooth decay, but in most cases the bottom line is that it’s the result of not following the right home care regimen. This means you should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once daily. Not doing so can lead to tooth decay, which can lead to big, dark spots and pain in the tooth.
The good news is that before there were dental crowns, the answer to this issue may have been to pull the tooth. Today, the pros at California Dental Group may be able to remove the decayed parts of the tooth, shape the leftover tooth to support a crown, and then bond a crown permanently into place.
Teeth can break for a lot of reasons, including injuries and sporting accidents. When part of a tooth is broken off, the best way to handle it is to immediately rinse out your mouth to get rid of blood and dirty, cover the broken tooth with gauze, and get into the dentist as soon as possible. We can then assess the best options, but it may be to create a crown to top off the remaining tooth.
When a cavity comes into being and it isn’t filled quickly, or when it’s been filled several times but needs to be filled again, a crown may be the right choice. Remember that no cavity filling will last forever. In some cases, it may be best to replace it with a crown. This is often the case when a filing starts to separate from the tooth. Crowns will last for the rest of a person’s life (in normal circumstances) so it may cost more but it could also be a better value in the long run.
Find out what the best way to treat your oral health issues is
These are three situations in which a dental crown may be a great choice. You’ll note that it doesn’t include very single oral health issue and even those listed aren’t always best treated with crowns. The bottom line is that a lot will depend on your teeth today and your personal preferences.
Make an appointment today to get the process started
If you’re ready to face your oral health issues head on, then California Dental Group is ready to work with you. We have decades of experience, a variety of offices, and treat each patient with compassion. Reach out to us today at (800) 407-0161 and let us get started improving your smile.