Dental Trauma Can Affect Your Bite – A Crown Can Help

If you are feeling the effects of a dental injury, you may find yourself wincing when you take a bite, or experience a jolt of sensitivity when your tooth is exposed to hot or cold temperatures. The unfortunate reality of a dental injury is that the damage is permanent. In fact, the condition of your tooth can actually grow worse over time if you have a problem with an internal tooth infection. Your McKinney, TX dentist’s office is ready to provide the appropriate restorative dental work if you have an injured tooth. With a modern dental crown, you can look forward to protection for the tooth while avoiding problems with your smile.

Examining Your Sensitive, Damaged, Or Aching Tooth

Reach out to your dentist if you start to feel pain in a tooth, or a spike in its sensitivity to pressure and/or extreme temperatures. Any time you have persistent symptoms of dental trouble, you should take the matter seriously. If you have a problem with an internal tooth infection, you could end up suffering greater complications over time. While infections are often the result of untreated cavities, they can occur if your tooth is injured, too. Dealing with the problem calls for a root canal treatment, which will see your dentist remove infected tissues from your tooth. If no action is taken against an infection, bacteria in your pulp can do enough damage to kill your tooth, and they can spread by traveling through your root.

Creating And Placing The Right Crown For Your Tooth

The choice of which material to use to construct your dental crown will depend on the visibility, and the responsibilities, of the tooth in question. If you need work done on a tooth that is easy to see when you smile and speak, you can be happy to hear about materials like porcelain and zirconia, which mimic enamel well enough to avoid detection. For a molar or premolar – teeth that need to handle more bite pressure – harder substances, like metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal, are available.

Have You Been Ignoring A Possible Oral Health Problem?

You can feel persistent problems with your injured tooth. What you might not realize is that when a cavity forms, you may not notice that something is wrong. Regular dental exams give you opportunities for detailed oral health reviews. That can mean having an answer for why your tooth is so sore, or discovering that you need a dental filling for a cavity that has recently formed. Of course, if a problem is starting to bother you, scheduling a visit before your next routine appointment can certainly be a good idea!

Talk To Illume Dental About Placing A Dental Crown On A Problem Tooth

At Illume Dental, patients can count on expert care when they need to have work done for a dental problem. Our practice is proud to make impressive oral health and cosmetic dental services available to people in and around the McKinney, TX community, and we are ready to help you! If you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255.