How long will you need to depend on the support that a crown provides a vulnerable tooth? Unfortunately, once a problem is serious enough to require this kind of treatment, a restoration will have to remain in place permanently. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can take care to provide a crown that is durable, as well as one that is lifelike, so that you feel more comfortable with your treatment and restoration. In just two appointments, we can make sure that you have support for your vulnerable tooth that makes you comfortable enough to bite, chew, and speak, and we can talk to you about keeping up with future dental checkups in order to avoid new problems with your smile. We can also look out for early warning signs an older crown is not secure and requires replacement.
Are You In Need Of A Dental Crown?
There are times when we can restore teeth without placing dental crowns. Cavities that are identified at regular checkups are often treatable with dental fillings. The difference in these restorations should not be overlooked. Fillings only cover the area where decay formed, so you will not have to worry about any changes to the healthy structure. A crown has to be placed over the tooth in order to fully cap it. This does offer the safety that you require, but it means more preparatory work and permanent changes to your tooth structure. The good news is that your treatment can preserve your smile, as your restoration can be made with porcelain that matches the appearance of your healthy enamel.
Receiving Your Custom Crown As Part Of Your Restorative Treatment
In the course of two appointments, we can place your custom crown. The first visit gives us the opportunity to measure your tooth and provide the work to modify the tooth in order to make space for the restoration. After your crown is produced, you will return to see us so that it can be fixed into position. The placement is secure enough that you can count on the crown to remain in position even as you regularly put pressure on it when you bite and chew food.
Staying Consistent With Preventive Care
Through consistent preventive dental health support, you are less likely to need a crown in the future. At home, make sure you take care of your smile by consistently brushing and flossing, and by taking care to cut down on sugary foods and drinks. Protect yourself against unexpected threats and problems that are easily overlooked by consistently booking dental exams.
Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Treatment With A Crown
To learn how we can restore your oral health by capping a vulnerable tooth with a crown, reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX today at 817-473-6227!