Quick Facts from a Locust NC Dentist Regarding Dental Crowns & Restorative Dentistry

July 5, 2017

Why is it important to know about dental crowns? What is it and why is it done?

 Read the following important facts and then find out what is the MOST important thing when choosing a dentist.

 Facts About Your Teeth & Crowns

  • Your teeth have natural wear with time due to everyday chewing and eating.
  • Crowns are a widely used way to protect a tooth with restorative dentistry.
  • A crown is placed over a tooth that may have had root canal therapy or a crack and keeps the tooth protected.
  • Dental crowns are protective and necessary in order to remove or prevent further cracks in a tooth.
  • The dentist will prepare the tooth for a dental crown by slightly reducing it on all sides in order to fit a protective dental crown over it.
  • They are the best way to protect and restore a tooth and keep it from breaking further.
  • Without treatment, the tooth could further break or crack and result in losing the tooth.
  • Tooth loss often results in further extensive dental work to be done in order to restore normal chewing function.

 Contact Our Dentist Today!

The MOST important factor in getting a dental crown is choosing an experienced dentist to prepare the tooth. An experienced dentist has encountered many different clinical situations in restoring teeth with crowns. Dr. Z is able to prepare and place dental crowns and other restorative dentistry procedures with the knowledge and foresight of a seasoned dental professional. While it is necessary to reduce the tooth in size slightly on all surfaces in order to fit something over it, it is very important to choose an experienced dentist who will conserve as much natural tooth structure as possible without compromising the tooth.

Experience counts! All of your teeth are important and necessary.

The best thing is to get regular dental checkups to monitor your dental health. Has it been a while since you have had a dental checkup? That’s very common and not anything to be embarrassed about. We are happy to start you on your road to good oral health by calling our Locust dental office to set up an appointment today.