Find out when a dental crown could benefit your smile.
Chances are you know someone who has a dental crown or needs to get a dental crown. Maybe that person is you! Dental crowns are a commonly placed dental restoration and this tooth-shaped cap can offer its wearer both cosmetic and restorative benefits. Are you wondering if you could benefit from getting a dental crown from our Clifton, NJ, dentist Dr. Toan Bui?
Reasons for a Dental Crown
Your dentist may recommend placing a dental crown if you are dealing with any of these dental issues,
You have a weak tooth: Just as a cast is placed over a broken arm you will need something to cover and protect a weak tooth. Unfortunately, unlike a broken bone, teeth do not heal themselves. Therefore, a dental crown is truly the best way to preserve what’s left of your natural tooth because it is a long-lasting restoration. A weak tooth is often the result of severe decay or an injury such as a crack or break.
You have a worn tooth: Over time your teeth can start to wear away. If you have an uneven bite or if you grind your teeth our Clifton, NJ, general dentist will be able to notice excessive wear on your teeth and provide you with a simple nightguard to prevent grinding. While all teeth wear down over time, the rate and severity of wear and tear will depend on things such as a bad bite, teeth grinding and other habits. If teeth are severely worn they are also prone to breakage. To prevent this our dentist will place a dental crown over the tooth.
To support a previously filled tooth: If decay is caught early enough our dentist will only need to remove the decay and fill the tooth with a tooth-colored resin to restore it; however, if decay isn’t detected right away (perhaps you don’t visit your dentist every six months for checkups) it will continue to spread. Even teeth that have been previously filled in the past may weaken over time. To prevent the problem from getting worse we will remove the filling and simply place a crown over the tooth.
To replace missing teeth: That’s right! Crowns also play a role in treating tooth loss. A crown is the visible part of a dental implant. The implant itself is placed into the jawbone where it holds the dental crown in place. Crowns are also used to anchor a dental bridge in place when our dental team needs to replace one or more teeth in a row.
Transcendental in Clifton, NJ, wants to make sure that you get the dental care you need. From routine checkups to realistic dental work, our dental team prides itself on offering you only the best. Call our practice today at (973) 458-9899 to schedule an appointment.