One of the biggest reasons why dental crowns have been around for so long is because they’re highly effective. That’s especially important given the fact that their purpose is to restore and save teeth that have become compromised in different ways. Today, modern dental crowns can address a wider variety of concerns than ever, thanks to their more precise design and the use of more lifelike materials. For example, with the right custom dental crown, we can help resolve problems that may include damaged, weakened, or lost natural tooth structure.
Significantly broken tooth structure
When your tooth structure breaks, the damage will remain a problem until you address it. The specific concerns that result from the break can vary, depending on its location and severity. A dental crown can be used to restore teeth that are broken to a significant degree, allowing you to preserve the tooth and restore its ability to function properly. This can help you avoid subsequent problems such as changes to your bite’s balance, as well as more extensive damage to the tooth and the heightened risk of it being lost or needing extraction.
Teeth that are weaker after a root canal
When teeth develop an infection, also known as tooth decay, the most important measure for saving the tooth is to carefully remove the infection and any tooth structure that’s been affected by it. If the decay is minor, this process may simply involve filling the cavity that’s formed in your tooth’s natural crown structure. However, if the infection is more significant, then it could require root canal treatment that involves removing the tissues and more of the tooth’s structure from within its inner chambers. This may leave the tooth structurally weaker, which is why we may suggest completing root canal treatment by placing a custom-dental crown over the tooth for optimal protection.
The loss of a tooth’s natural crown
Dental crowns are traditionally meant to restore teeth that are compromised in order to save them and avoid losing them, or having to extract them. However, for patients who do experience tooth loss, modern dental crowns may also provide an optimal solution for replacing the tooth. A dental crown is designed to closely mimic the size, shape, and appearance of your healthy, natural tooth. When supported by a dental implant post, it can create a highly lifelike and complete replacement for your lost tooth’s root and crown structures.
Find out if a dental crown can help you
Dental crowns are designed to fully restore and save teeth, especially when their concerns are significant. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.