Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, resisting extensive pressure and exposure to acidic elements. Yet even this durable part of your teeth is not infallible. When a tooth becomes cracked, damaged or extensively decayed, it may need a prosthetic covering to help restore the exterior structure. Dental crowns, inlays and onlays are general dental treatments that can restore strength to your teeth.
At SmileVana, protecting your smile and oral health is our highest priority. One of the ways we do this is through restorative and repair methods such as dental crowns. When a tooth has been compromised through trauma or extensive decay, we can often save the tooth with the placement of a durable dental crown. We also use crowns to cement dental bridges, with dental implants and in combination with root canal therapy to protect damaged teeth.
Once a tooth has a severe crack or has lost its structural integrity, it may need additional support to continue being functional. A dental crown is a prosthetic covering that is made in the exact shape of your natural tooth and placed over the existing tooth. Once it is adhered in place, it serves as a viable chewing surface while completing your smile. Crowns come in a variety of materials, including tooth-colored options that can blend perfectly in with the rest of your natural teeth.
In some cases, an entire dental crown is not necessary to repair a damaged tooth. Some cracks and chips can be repaired with the use of dental inlays or outlays that cover only one portion of the tooth. These strong coverings give the tooth structural support and strength to ensure that it is able to continue functioning safely, while also repairing the damage underneath.
If you have a cracked or damaged tooth that needs repair, contact SmileVana today to schedule an appointment. We accept most insurance plans and have payment options available for your financial convenience.
Dr. Smith uses the latest technology in the industry, including CEREC, which allows tooth-colored restorations such as crowns to be completed in a single convenient appointment.