Have you visited us only to find out you need a dental crown to improve the health of your tooth? If so, you may feel excited to be moving forward toward a more comfortable smile but slightly confused about why we have selected this restorative solution. Fortunately, crowns often provide patients with a way to save the health of their natural teeth without resorting to an extraction. Beyond the basic understanding, however, we are well aware that patients often have a lengthy list of additional questions. Because we feel passionate about ensuring every one of our patients feels confident and educated about dental care, we have gathered some information to improve your insight:
Crowns and Damage
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth that fully covers the visible portion of your natural tooth. You need a crown because your tooth is damaged. There is not one particular type of damage that necessitates a crown. Instead, we offer this restoration on a case-by-case basis to cover, protect, and repair your tooth, often for one of the following reasons:
- Your tooth is broken or fractured
- Your tooth suffers from serious decay and a filling will not suffice
- You have just undergone root canal treatment
- You suffer from severe cosmetic damage
We offer dental crowns composed of different materials according to the location of your tooth within your mouth. Your visible teeth that show when you smile do not bear as heavy a load as your back chewing teeth. Your back teeth require greater support but are typically difficult for onlookers to see when you speak or smile. For front teeth, porcelain crowns offer a natural, lifelike finish while offering excellent coverage. For more substantial support, we may suggest porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or gold for back teeth.
ABOUT YOUR MANSFIELD DENTISTS:
Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.