Could a dental crown be the right choice for your smile?
There are many reasons someone may need a dental crown. In fact, you probably know someone who has a dental crown; after all, they are one of the most common dental restorations. These tooth-shaped caps are custom-made to cover the visible portion of a tooth and can provide both restorative and cosmetic benefits. From the office of our Grant Pass, OR, dentists Dr. Sten Erickson, Dr. Mart Erickson, and Dr. Rachel Erickson, find out how dental crowns can help you.
A crown can be used to fix a variety of issues. If a tooth is damaged or weakened in any way, whether through trauma, infection or decay, a crown can be placed over the tooth to provide support and to restrengthen the tooth so further damage doesn’t occur. A crown can also be placed over a tooth after it’s been treated with a root canal.
In some cases, a person may choose to get a dental crown to aesthetically improve a tooth. This might be a good option for someone who has a tooth that has been severely worn down from teeth grinding or a tooth that is malformed and misshapen. By placing the crown over the tooth it provides the advantage of additional protection while also improving the shape and size of the tooth.
A crown can also be instrumental in replacing a missing tooth. If you are planning to get a dental implant from your Grant Pass, OR, general dentist then you will need an artificial tooth to cover over the implant. This is where a dental crown comes in. The crown is attached to the top of the implant to replace your missing tooth. A crown is specially made so that it resembles the rest of your natural teeth, so no one will even know that you have a dental crown.
A crown can also be used to support a dental bridge to replace one or two teeth in a row. The crowns are placed over natural teeth and then the false teeth are cemented to the crowns to provide the oral prosthetic with the stabilization and support it needs.
Erickson Dental Care is Grant Pass, OR, is dedicated to giving you a smile you can feel confident in. If you want to talk about your restorative dentistry options or whether a dental crown is right for you, give our office a call today.