Brenda E. Howard and our Blissful Dental team are pleased to be able to offer dental crowns for our patients in Lanham, Maryland and the neighboring communities who are looking to repair damaged teeth. Let’s take a look at how a crown may be used to repair a smile that is experiencing any of the following dental conditions:
Large Dental Filling
In a case where a tooth’s decay covers more than half of the width of the tooth, a dental crown will restore the tooth’s function and appearance while avoiding further damage. In fact, dental crowns can reinforce and strengthen teeth, while a filling, at least a large one, may compromise the structural integrity of a tooth, and possibly making it more vulnerable to fracture.
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
Do you feel pain when you bite down while eating your favorite food? If so, you may have a cracked tooth. Cracked tooth syndrome is where small cracks in a tooth may or may not show up on an X-ray, or which lie under the gum. You see, chewing can exert pressure on the fracture lines and create pain. When a dental crown is placed on the tooth, the stress on the fractures is distributed evenly and relieving your tooth pain.
Worn Down Tooth
While tooth enamel is the toughest material in your body, your teeth can be worn down. This can happen if you constantly grind or clench your teeth (bruxism) which wears down tooth enamel and can cause teeth to fracture over time.
Acid erosion is another condition which weakens tooth enamel with time. With acid erosion, you may notice hollows in the tooth along with worn down biting edges and tooth surfaces. Erosion may occur by eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages, and medical conditions such as bulimia and acid reflux.
Root Canal Procedure
Placing a dental crown on a tooth which has undergone a root canal procedure performed is an excellent solution for restoring the tooth. Placing a crown after decay is hollowed out of a tooth helps prevent the tooth from cracking further.
Brenda E. Howard and our team in Lanham, Maryland, are always ready to help you restore your healthy smile with our dental restorations. Please call Blissful Dental at 301.552.2662 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
Are you looking for the perfect solution to restore a damaged tooth? If so, our dental crowns can help. Whether you need to restore a tooth, anchor and attach a dental bridge, or complete a dental implant, dental crowns can bring back your healthy, confident smile!