When Is It Appropriate To Address A Cavity With A Crown?

Dealing with cavities means having permanent restorations placed. You may wonder why tooth decay requires such a long-term solution. The unfortunate reality is that when it comes to harm of any kind, our teeth are limited in how much they can recover. The good news is that your McKinney, TX dentist’s office can provide you with lifelike dental fillings and dental crowns when restorative dental work is needed. When a cavity is small, a filling is used – when too much of your tooth structure is impacted by decay, a dental crown will be created and placed over your tooth.

Making Sure A Tooth Is Fully Protected

A tooth needs reliable, lasting protection when a cavity occurs, or when a physical injury takes place. Your dental crown offers this support by completely covering your tooth above your gum line. This is about more than just keeping the tooth guarded against future infections, though it is certainly useful at this! Your crown is designed to be incredibly tough, so that you can bite and chew without problems.

What To Expect From The Dental Crown You Receive

At our practice, we provide custom dental crowns that are made to perfectly fit in with your smile. Part of that ideal fit means supplying you with a crown that can be placed comfortably. Careful measurements are taken to ensure that your crown is large enough to fully occupy its designated space, without crowding neighboring teeth. Care is also taken to closely match the color of your surrounding teeth, while also mimicking the look of a healthy tooth.

Modern Restorative Work Can Preserve Your Smile, And Your Dental Function

For teeth that are visible when you smile, your dentist will take care to use materials that closely imitate the appearance of your natural teeth. Modern materials used for your restoration can exhibit the right color, and even reflect light in the way your teeth do! For teeth that are hard to see, and that are required to absorb greater biting and chewing pressures, materials with greater durability are available. This extra support is important. If your bite function is compromised, it can create troubles that lead to wear and tear on other teeth, and TMJ dysfunction.

Talk To Illume Dental About Having A Dental Crown Placed

Illume Dental can help you restore your smile after tooth decay by providing attractive, custom dental crowns! We take care to measure your tooth, and provide a restoration that looks great, fits ideally, and offers truly long-term support. We can also help you keep up with your oral health during every routine dental exam, and we can discuss smile improvements via cosmetic dental work! To find out more, please contact Illume Dental in McKinney, TX by calling (469) 301-1255.