Dental crowns are a tried and true restoration that improve oral health, function, and appearance. If a damaged tooth threatens your smile, Dr. Angela Toy of Arbor Hills Dental in Newberg, OR, may advise a crown. Here's why your family dentist may recommend this procedure.
Don't skimp on your oral health
Unwisely, many people think dental extraction is cheaper, better, and more preferable than restoring a tooth. The American Association of Endodontists says that this couldn't be further from the truth. Your family dentist in Newburg, OR, agrees.
Extraction creates an ugly smile gap, degrades underlying gum tissue/bone, and weakens the teeth adjacent to the empty space. Down the road, those weak teeth will require expensive reinforcing or even removal.
Instead, Dr. Toy may wish you to consider a dental crown. This tooth-shaped cap covers, supports, and enhances the appearance of a compromised tooth.
It takes two to three visits to Arbor Hills Dental to evaluate you for crown placement, take impressions, surface prepare the tooth, and bond the permanent restoration in place. The work is well worth it because quality porcelain crowns typically last ten years or even longer when you take good care of them.
Reasons for a dental crown
A crown accomplishes a wide range of restorative purposes including:
- Support for a deeply cracked or heavily restored tooth (multiple fillings)
- The finishing touch on a root canal procedure (which heals an infected tooth)
- Restoration of a dental implant, the most successful tooth replacement option available today
- Recreation of the right shape, color, and size of a tooth worn by age or teeth grinding
- Attachment of a dental bridge, with one or more artificial teeth, to teeth adjacent to the smile gap
And, of course, a crown avoids undesired dental extraction. Frankly, you'll also like how easy it is to brush and floss around your crown. It's much better than staring at an unattractive smile gap, and you'll bite and chew normally.
Let us help your smile
At Arbor Hills Dental in Newburg, OR, your oral health and personal appearance are paramount to Dr. Angela Toy and her team. You'll love how this experienced family dentist cares for your smile. Phone us for a dental crown consultation at (503) 538-2143.