Four Reasons You May Need A Dental Crown
It doesn’t matter how your tooth became damaged in the first place. What matters is that we do something to fix it now before the problem gets worse. If you’d like to repair your tooth so it can be strong and beautiful for years to come, call Hellertown Dental Group today at 610-628-9337 today to book a consultation for a custom dental crown.
With the help of our skilled team of dental professionals, Dr. Ann Hunsicker-Morrissey offers a wide array of dental services, including several restorative dentistry options, at our Hellertown, PA dentist office.
By contacting us for help repairing your damaged tooth or teeth, you could save time and money in the long run. But there are many other benefits to fixing a dental problem before it gets worse. A dental crown could potentially help you:
- Enjoy your meals more because your damaged tooth won’t be causing you pain as you chew
- Feel more confident about your smile because all your teeth will look healthy
- Chew your food more thoroughly, improving your digestion and overall health
- Enjoy taking group portraits and “selfies” more
You may be looking at this list thinking it’s the four reasons this blog title alludes to. Actually, those are just some of the perks of fixing a damaged tooth. To learn about four of the many uses of a dental crown, keep reading!
If visiting the dentist during the week doesn’t work for your schedule, we also offer appointments most Saturdays. Just check with us for availability! We also accept many payment options and have an in-house insurance plan that we call our Quality Dental Plan so finances don’t have to stand between you and the restorative work you need.
Learn Some Of The Situations That A Dental Crown Can Help
A dental crown is a thin shell that completely caps a damaged tooth, protecting and strengthening it, as well as concealing cosmetic issues. We offer dental crowns made from zirconia and e.max material. Both have their advantages, which we can discuss in detail with you to help you make the decision that is best for your tooth.
If your tooth does not require a whole dental crown, we also offer the following options for partial dental crowns:
- Inlays, which cover up and protect damage on the biting surface of teeth
- Onlays, which strengthen and protect teeth that have damage on the outer edges of tooth biting surfaces
One common reason a tooth may need a dental crown is that it has become damaged for some reason or another. This could result from a sudden event like a dental injury or even from a very gradual process, like a tooth that becomes worn-down over a long period of time. The types of damage can also vary. For example, a tooth could be chipped, cracked, or large pieces of it could be broken off.
A tooth may also require a dental crown if it has undergone a root canal and needs some extra strength following the procedure. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are no more uncomfortable than a tooth filling, but the process does remove the soft tissue inside a tooth and can leave the enamel left behind weakened without a dental crown.
Patients may want a dental crown for a variety of cosmetic reasons as well. For example, a tooth could be a different shade than the rest of your teeth due to trauma or be oddly shaped by no fault of the patient. In this case, we will place a dental crown to give you a consistently beautiful set of pearly whites.
And finally, some teeth may require multiple tooth fillings over the years. After enough of these, a tooth could become weakened to the point that a dental crown is the best option for fortifying the tooth and helping it last.
To help you relax during your treatment, we’ll provide various amenities, like:
- Safe & clean atmosphere
- Soft pillows
- Cozy blankets
We will also use advanced dental technology to ensure your dental crown is made to exact specifications. Thanks to our in-house CEREC milling machine, we can make your dental crown in a single appointment. We will also use computer-assisted shading technology to make your crown blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Stop living in pain and having difficulty chewing. Call Hellertown Dental Group at 610-628-9337 to book a consultation for a strong, lifelike dental crown. You can also use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.