By Barbara Preussner, DMD
August 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Find out how dental crowns protect and preserve your natural teeth.

Having a healthy smile is something that everyone strives for; however, everything from a sports injury to decay can weaken and damage teeth. Luckily, when these issues arise our

Holliston, MA, dentist Dr. Barbara Preussner can treat and restore the tooth with a dental crown, a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the crown of a natural tooth to provide a natural-looking protective barrier.

You could benefit from getting a dental crown if you have,

  • A severely decayed tooth that a dental filling can’t completely support
  • Experienced a traumatic injury to a tooth that has caused it to fracture, break or crack
  • A severely disfigured or discolored tooth
  • A weak tooth that is prone to crumbling or cracking
  • A tooth that needs to undergo root canal therapy
  • One or more missing teeth and you are getting a dental implant or dental bridge

If our Holliston, MA, restorative dentist has told you that you need a dental crown here are some of the benefits of getting this dental cap,

Improved appearance: No matter whether a tooth is severely discolored, misshapen or damaged, the fact of the matter is that the tooth sticks out and affects the overall appearance of your smile. Luckily, dental crowns are made from material that looks like a real tooth, which means that the crown can instantly improve the color, shape and size of a tooth once it’s cemented into place.

Confidence in chewing: You don’t realize just how important your teeth are for eating until you have broken or damaged tooth. Not being able to use all of your teeth can make eating certain foods challenging or even impossible. Unfortunately, untreated dental problems are more likely to cause digestive issues and nutritional deficits. To prevent these problems a dental crown can be placed over a weak or damaged tooth to almost fully restore strength and functionality back into it so you can eat what you want again.

Preserve your smile: The best thing you can do for your oral health is to maintain your own natural teeth. This means placing a dental crown over a cracked, damaged or infected tooth after it’s been treated. While some of the tooth will be filed down to make room for the crown, this is preferable to having a tooth extracted.

Have questions about dental crowns or any of the restorative, cosmetic or preventive dental care that we offer here in Holliston, MA? If so, call our office today. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule your next cleaning or consultation.

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