Using A Dental Crown To Preserve Your Bite Function

A restorative dental procedure is meant to protect you in several ways. The reason treatment is recommended is so that your dentist can properly resolve problems with dental decay. However, after decayed tissues are removed, your tooth will need long-term protection. With a custom dental crown, you can enjoy protection against new problems as well as support for your smile and bite function! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we provide different types of crowns for our patients. When the crown is going over a more visible tooth, we can recommend that you receive a lifelike restoration. For your back teeth, which are harder to see, we can suggest that you receive a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown.

Don’t Ignore Trouble With Your Bite

It is important that you remain capable of biting and chewing naturally and comfortably after treatment. Poor bite support can lead to several problems over time. It can lead to difficulties with TMJ disorder, as you may unknowingly alter your jaw joint alignment or tax your jaw muscles with awkward movements. You can also experience new oral health difficulties because you overuse certain teeth when biting and chewing, which causes more friction. If an older crown no longer comfortably supports you bite, make sure that your dentist is aware of the issue!

Restoring A Problem Tooth With A Crown

A crown is not needed during every treatment, but this restoration is used whenever you need to undergo treatment and a dental filling will not provide enough support. For example, if you need root canal therapy, a crown will need to cap your tooth to keep it safe. We take care to closely measure your tooth to ensure that we provide a restoration that is the right shape and size. When restoring your smile with a lifelike crown, we can also make the effort to match its color to your enamel.

We Can Address Lingering Pain And Stiffness From Your Bite Troubles

If you have endured problems with your bite over time, you may continue to struggle with awkward jaw movement after treatment. When necessary, we can discuss treatment for TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This problem, when not treated, can lead to several concerns, including the onset of a harmful teeth grinding habit.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Receiving A Custom Dental Crown

Through treatment with a custom dental crown, we can make sure that a tooth remains safe and secure after treatment for a cavity or dental injury. Our Mansfield, TX dental office takes care to provide crowns that offer lasting protection and also help you enjoy long-term support for your dental function. To find out more, please reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227.