No one is immune to dental injuries. It only takes one collision on the sports field or a slip and fall at home to chip or crack a tooth. Tooth damage should be taken care of quickly to avoid problems with decay or further breakage. At Mirage Family Dentistry in Yorktown, Virginia, we offer the perfect restorative treatment for damaged teeth through dental crowns. A dental crown will ease the pain of a fractured or broken tooth, repair the damage, and restore its function and appearance.
Dental crowns are hollow, tooth-shaped caps that can be placed over damaged teeth to protect their weakened structure. Crowns are customized to conform to your tooth’s size, color, and shape for a perfect fit. Crowning a damaged tooth keeps it from sustaining further damage and falling apart. If the damage was caused by decay or infection, Dr. Rajni Kapoor will remove the decay and treat the infection before covering it with a crown.
Once a crown is placed over a tooth, it becomes the tooth’s new exterior structure. You’ll be able to use your tooth like normal again for biting and chewing.
Crowns serve multiple purposes as a restorative treatment. They:
Crowns come in different types to suit your individual dental needs. Some common options are:
Ceramic, porcelain, and Zirconia crowns are among the most popular, as their color and sheen closely resemble natural teeth. Gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are good choices for back teeth as their strength and durability allow them to withstand the constant pressures of biting and chewing.
Tooth damage should never be left untreated. Dr. Kapoor can help restore your smile’s health and beauty through dental crown treatment! A crown may be recommended to restore a severely decayed tooth that can’t be treated with a dental filling or to support a weak tooth after root canal therapy. Crowns can also be used as anchors for dental bridges or replacement teeth for dental implants.
Crowns are often the go-to treatment for repairing fractured or broken teeth to restore their structure so they can continue to be used. Otherwise, damaged teeth could reach the stage where they can no longer be repaired and have to be removed. Crowning a severely damaged tooth can prevent premature tooth loss.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to conceal chips, stains, or discolorations or improve the shape or size of a tooth to enhance your smile’s appearance.