Finding and treating damaged teeth is a crucial part of maintaining your smile and ensuring that your teeth remain healthy. However, some teeth need an added layer of protection, even after your dentist repairs them. With dental crowns, your dentist can renew your teeth’s functionality and efficiency in tasks like chewing, eating, or other simple everyday tasks. Find out more about dental crowns with your North Vernon, IN family dentist, Dr. Scott Terry.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap-like dental restoration which fits over a tooth to protect it from damage. A crown, which often becomes necessary after a large filling like that which results from a root canal, is made from porcelain in a dental laboratory. This custom design allows the crown to fit into your mouth exactly as a natural tooth would. In addition to the shape of the crown, the dental lab can customize the color of the crown to further ensure that it fits seamlessly into your smile.
How can a dental crown benefit me?
Dental crowns do more than just protect a tooth with a large filing. A dental crown can also hold a dental bridge, which replaces a missing tooth, in place. The bridge has a dental crown on either side which attaches to the surrounding natural teeth to anchor into place. Crowns can also stabilize a broken or damaged tooth where the natural structure of the tooth may be in question. Crowns also work in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth. A tooth which has been worn from use or bruxism (teeth grinding) can also be restored with a dental crown.
Dental Crowns in North Vernon, IN
If you think you could benefit from a dental crown, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best treatment for you. For more information on dental crowns or how they can help you, please contact Dr. Terry in North Vernon, IN. Call (812) 346-4500 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Terry today!