Restoring a tooth means repairing it in both form and function meaning that restoration can help with the tooth’s abilities to bite and chew as well as the way it looks. Restorative dentistry is the art of restoring your a weakened tooth into one that can be a strong, healthy part of your smile. Teeth that have been affected by decay, injury, or accident may require some form of restoration. A dental crown is a useful part of restorative dentistry where a prosthetic cap is placed on a weakened tooth or as a replacement tooth atop a dental implant.
After Root Canal Treatment
When advanced decay is too severe for a simple dental filling, a root canal treatment may be required. The process will involve removing any infected tissue and cleaning the tooth’s interior before placing a restorative filling material inside and capping the outside with a customized crown.
To Repair Malformed or Damaged Teeth
Teeth can often misshapen naturally, such as pits or grooves in the surface. Crowns can be used to restore teeth that were naturally misshapen or ones that have been damaged in some way like an accident, injury, or teeth-grinding.
Paired With a Dental Implant or Bridge
If you have lost one or more teeth, then a crown can help secure a restorative dental bridge. A crown can be paired with a dental implant as the implant will act as the replacement for the tooth’s roots while the crown replaces the top part of the tooth.
For Cosmetic Purposes
Crowns can be used to address some appearance issues. For instance, stains and discoloration from within the tooth cannot be removed through a whitening treatment. Depending on the location of the tooth, a dental crown can provide coverage for the stains that lie within the tooth.
Does Your Smile Need to Be Restored?
A dental crown can restore your smile’s appearance and function. To schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.