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Dental crowns don’t grant you any power or prestige, but they do have tremendous value to the individuals who receive them.
Crowns are one of the most versatile services we offer at the office of Robert D. Moores, D.D.S. Crowns are usually considered a part of restorative dentistry, but they have cosmetic benefits as well.
We can help you get a crown or crowns if you live in or near Paradise, CA, and today, we will describe some ways a crown may be able to help you.
In truth, we hope you will visit our California dental practice before your tooth reaches this point. By treating tooth decay early, we often can use dental filling instead of a full crown.
Nevertheless, there are times when the decay has damaged too much of a tooth for a filling to be a viable option. In those cases, a dental crown can provide a more permanent solution.
After removing the decay from your tooth, we can have a dental crown crafted to fit perfectly. When it is bonded in place, your tooth will look as good as new. It will be back to its original shape and size, and it will function just like any of your natural teeth for the sake of biting or chewing.
Broken teeth can be painful, both physically and emotionally.
When you have a broken tooth, you may expose some of the more sensitive inner parts of your teeth. This can make anything from sipping coffee to taking a bite of a bagel more difficult.
If your broken tooth is visible, you may start to feel self-conscious about it as well. You may find yourself wondering if co-workers and clients are really listening to you or if they are distracted by your broken tooth.
That may not be the case at all. Yet, just knowing it’s possible can make social and professional situations more challenging. You may become less likely to share your opinions, or you may become more withdrawn than usual if you become too concerned about someone seeing your tooth.
With a dental crown, you can address those concerns by restoring your smile.
As with a decayed tooth, we will remove the parts of your tooth that have been damaged. Then, a dental crown will be crafted to fit precisely over your tooth. When you crown is bonded in place, it will look natural and could help you feel more confident about your smile again.
When we focus on the restorative properties of dental crowns, we can lose sight of some of their other benefits as well.
Earlier we mentioned the risk in increased sensitivity as a result of a broken tooth. If your break is deep enough, it may expose the pulp, which is the soft connective tissue at the center of your teeth.
If bacteria is able to reach the pulp, this tissue may become infected and inflamed. This can put pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that share the space in the pulp chamber and your root canals.
As a result of your infection, we may need to remove the pulp along with the nerves and blood vessels. After this is finished, our dentist will fill the opening and seal your tooth. Many times, a dental crown is the most effective way to cover the tooth to protect it from another infection.
For some reason, you may have a tooth that just looks small when compared to its neighbors. This may be no big deal, or it may be something that bothers you. If it does bother you, then a dental crown may be a great way to address that concern.
By forming the smallish tooth into and abutment, we will have a place to bond a dental crown instead. Our crowns are made to look as much like real teeth as possible. Your crown can be made to better fit in size-wise with the rest of your smile.
What Can A Dental Crown Do For You?
Dental crowns give our dentist multiple ways to help patients in and around Paradise, CA. If you think a dental crown could help your repair, restore, or recreate your smile, then you should make an appointment with Robert D. Moores, D.D.S. today.
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