Through restorative dental work, our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can address problems with a tooth’s health and appearance. If you have a cavity, physical damage, or another problem that affects your bite or oral health, treatment ending with the placement of a permanent restoration will allow you to bite, chew, and speak without difficulty. If the tooth being restored is clearly featured in your smile, we can even make sure that it matches the look of your healthy enamel. Dental crowns are used when teeth are in such poor condition that a dental filling is not supportive enough. These restorations can provide lasting support that will preserve your comfort with your dental function as well as your appearance!
What Makes Crowns Different From Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are often used during cavity treatments, but too much harm to your tooth structure can make a filling less beneficial. To provide more support, a crown can be used instead. Crowns actually surround a tooth, covering it to keep it safe from harm or infection. This makes them useful for protecting teeth when you bite and chew, and for keeping you safe against further decay.
Will My Dental Crown Affect My Dental Function?
Crowns are designed with durability in mind. It is important that you maintain the ability to bite and chew in a way that feels natural – a forced change in your dental function can lead to TMD. For your molars and premolars, we may suggest the use of metal crowns, as they offer significant protection. Teeth that are closer to the front of your smile can be restored with porcelain restorations that closely mimic the appearance of healthy tooth enamel.
Is My Crown Going To Change My Smile?
Porcelain crowns manage to protect teeth without changing the way a person looks when they smile. Before your crown is designed, we will take care to determine what shade the material will need to be in order to fit in with surrounding teeth. To provide a more appearance-friendly restoration for teeth closer to the back of your mouth, we can recommend using porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns instead of one made from gold.
Our Mansfield, TX Dentist’s Office Can Restore Your Smile With A Custom Crown
Are you in need of a dental crown? These restorations help patients who need to do something about teeth affected by dental damage or decay, particularly when they need more support than a dental filling is able to provide. To find out more about our restorative services, or to discuss other forms of dental care that we offer, please reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227. We are proud to provide a range of cosmetic, restorative, and preventive services to people in and around Mansfield, TX.