When Is a Dental Crown Your Best Option?

When your tooth needs special attention, the best way to treat it is usually the way that offers optimal results in the most conservative manner. For instance, several different types of issues can successfully be addressed with a custom dental crown, which is designed to mimic a tooth’s appearance as well as restore and protect it from further damage. For patients in Richfield, MN, we often recommend dental crowns crafted from highly lifelike porcelain to optimize the health and function of your tooth as well as its cosmetic appearance.

Restoring Serious Tooth Damage

Restorative dental treatment is the most common use for modern dental crowns, such as repairing a serious fracture or break. The damage won’t heal because your tooth isn’t able to heal it. However, a dental crown can cap the tooth completely, stopping the damage from growing worse by absorbing the pressure of your bite in the tooth’s place. This also restores your bite function and your teeth’s ability to keep pressure balanced in the future.

Protecting a Tooth After Root Canal Treatment

In cases of severe tooth infection (tooth decay), root canal treatment is often necessary to remove the harmful oral bacteria causing the infection. It also removes tooth structure and tissues that have become infected, which can leave your tooth structurally weaker. To restore its strength and integrity, we can suggest capping the tooth with a lifelike crown after your root canal treatment has been completed.

Improving the Appearance of a Blemished Tooth

Because dental porcelain closely mimics the healthy and blemish-free appearance of your natural tooth, a porcelain crown can often be utilized for cosmetic purposes. If your tooth is severely discolored, worn down, cracked, too small, or otherwise esthetically imperfect, then a realistic-looking crown can instantly improve its appearance as well as improve its function.

Learn About the Benefits of a Dental Crown

With the ability to closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth as well as repair it, a dental crown can be your best option for a wide variety of dental concerns. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Keller by calling Cedar West Family Dentistry in Richfield, MN, today at (612) 861-7188.