A vulnerable tooth – a tooth that has been hurt by tooth decay, or an injury – can be a major hindrance. You could experience discomfort associated with the tooth’s condition. It may be harder to bite, chew, or speak. If the problem is linked to a cavity, it could lead to problems that affect your general oral health. If you go in to have a problem tooth’s condition restored, you may wind up with a dental crown. A dental crown is a lifelike covering that is strong enough to perform the same tasks your tooth once did. If your tooth has a serious problem, a crown could spare it from needing to be removed.

Having Your Dental Crown Placed On Your Tooth

If an ongoing problem is the source of your tooth’s issues, that problem will have to be attended to. A root canal treatment could be called for. After the tooth is taken care of, your dentist will take measurements (to ensure the crown is a perfect fit), and prepare your tooth to have a crown placed on it. Once the crown is made, you can go back for a follow-up visit, and have it permanently attached.

Staying On Top Of Routine Exams Can Help Avoid Problems That Call For Crowns

The unpredictability of physical trauma makes injuries hard to anticipate. However, oral health problems can be prevented with good care, from you and from your dentist. Going in for semiannual checkups helps to sustain good oral health, which means fewer tooth problems. If you do have a problem, then those visits make early treatment more likely, which can save you from a serious problem.