This versatile restoration may be exactly what you need to revive your smile.
Chances are pretty good that you’ve heard of a dental crown but do you really know its purpose. This tooth-shaped restoration may just be able to do more than you originally thought. Our Petoskey, MI, dentist Dr. Mark Makela is here to explain more about dental crowns, why people need them and how they can improve your smile.
Why might you need a dental crown?
Our Petoskey, MI might recommend that you get a dental crown if you are dealing with,
A Failed Filling
While a dental filling is often placed if someone is dealing with a cavity, if the cavity is rather extensive and takes up a large portion of the tooth then a dental filling just won’t be stable enough. In some situations, a large filling has been placed over the tooth, but the tooth has become weaker over time. If this happens then a dental crown will need to replace the filling.
Root Canal Therapy
If we discover that you have an inflamed or infected dental pulp then we will need to go inside the tooth to remove this structure to prevent further damage. Of course, a tooth that has to undergo root canal therapy won’t be as structurally sound. To prevent weakness, crumbling or further damage to the tooth, we will typically place a custom dental crown over the tooth after treatment.
A Cracked Tooth
If you have cracked, fractured or broken your tooth not only will you want to prevent the crack from getting worse but you’ll also want to restore the tooth’s strength. A dental crown is the best option for improving the durability of a tooth.
A Cosmetically Flawed Tooth
In some cases, a dental crown may be used for purely cosmetic purposes. When you come in for a consultation we may determine whether a dental crown will be the best approach for hiding a deformed, misshapen or severely discolored tooth.
If you think your smile could benefit from a dental crown then it’s time you called our Petoskey, MI, dental office today to book a consultation with us. We would be happy to sit down with you one-on-one and find out how we can enhance your appearance.