When might I need crowns on my teeth, and how can my Charleston dentist assist me?
Some restorations are not just made for cosmetic reasons. Some patients may need certain restorations to help protect their teeth, such as crowns on teeth. Charleston dentist, Dr. Greenberg, of Mouth Carolina Dentistry, uses crowns for two main reasons: to improve the appearance of a patient’s tooth and to protect it.
Many patients are curious to know when they need crowns on teeth. Charleston dentists at Mouth Carolina Dentistry have several situations in which they may utilize dental crowns. First, crowns are often bonded over the top of teeth that need protection. This may be due to a root canal or a breakage in the tooth that leaves it susceptible to further damage. A dental crown can be bonded over the top of a tooth to give it strength and provide a first line of defense for the tooth. If damage does occur, the porcelain crown takes the brunt of the damage while the natural tooth remains intact and protected.
Second, dental crowns are used to cover imperfections on a tooth. On teeth where porcelain veneers will not work (such as molars), a dental crown is placed instead.
Third, crowns may be utilized to complete a dental implant. When a periodontist places a dental implant, the patient can visit Dr. Greenberg, of Mouth Carolina Dentistry, for the final restorative treatment. An abutment is placed and a dental crown is used to replace a missing natural tooth.
Dental crowns are fabricated to match a patient’s existing teeth, and are made to look as natural and as beautiful as possible. Cosmetic dentists, such as those at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, can use dental crowns for these reasons and provide patient’s with not only a beautiful smile, but also a functioning one.
Are you considering the placement of a dental crown? Call Dr. Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry in Charleston today to schedule an examination and consultation appointment, and find out if your smile can benefit from this amazing restoration!Back to Dental Crowns Page