Tooth decay is serious. It can have a devastating effect on your teeth. If you do not take steps to quickly address tooth decay, it can lead to you losing your teeth. There are different options that our dentist may offer you as a way of protecting your teeth from decay. One of the best options available is dental crowns. Not only does a dental crown protect your tooth from decay, but it also protects your tooth from future damage.
A dental crown is designed to improve the structure of your teeth. It is designed to help our dentist do whatever he can to save your tooth so you do not need further treatment. Without your natural teeth, certain things that you used to enjoy become all but impossible. Things like speaking, eating certain foods, whistling, or even singing become a challenge. Dental crowns are designed to save your teeth so that a small amount of tooth decay does not have a large and long-term impact on your health.
How can a dental crown protect your tooth? Well, dental crowns are designed to perfectly sit on top of a restructured tooth. The goal of the crown is to cover the surface, thereby protecting your tooth from every angle. As a result, your natural healthy root is preserved. As long as your tooth’s root is healthy, you’re going to have strong and healthy teeth.
In order for the crown to fit right, our dentist is going to have to take impressions of your teeth. Once the impressions are taken, they are used to create a customized crown that not only matches the shape of the tooth that is being covered, but also has the same color as the rest of your teeth in your mouth.
There are so many benefits that come from opting to have a dental crown. In most cases, a tooth that otherwise would have been lost with time can be saved. Future tooth damage is prevented. Your smile is preserved, and you are able to eat, drink, and talk exactly as you would have been able to do with all of your 100 percent natural teeth.
These are just a few of the benefits that come from getting a dental crown. You can learn about the other advantages during a consultation at Dentistry First in Virginia Beach. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!