Sometimes no matter how hard our patients work on their dental hygiene, with proper brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, dental decay can happen. And when that occurs, it is necessary to treat it to prevent further harm to the tooth.
Our first course of action is usually to try to treat the decay with a dental filling, however, sometimes a filling alone is not enough treatment to repair the damage done to the tooth. This is when it is necessary to utilize a crown to help preserve your natural tooth while at the same time strengthening it.
Dental crowns are custom-fitted to cover your entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. They are available in a variety of materials such as metal alloy, gold, and porcelain. With proper care, your crown can last upwards of 15 years and will allow you to do all of the normal day-to-day things your normal teeth can do.
Your dental health is always our top priority. Whether you are in need of a routine checkup or a full dental restoration, we are always here to help you. Call us today to schedule your next dental appointment (903) 474-8206.