Can a Dental Crown Save Your Smile?

Are you worried that an untreated cavity has caused an infection? Did a pick-up game of basketball, during your lunch break, lead to a chipped or cracked tooth? Are you unhappy with an outdated metal crown, that makes you feel embarrassed each time you look in the mirror? Do you have a root canal scheduled, and are worried how your smile will feel or look afterwards? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might be surprised to learn that the answer could be a single form of restorative dental treatment: a dental crown.

What Dental Problems Can Be Addressed Through Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are actually one of the most versatile and popular forms of dental restoration available. They are commonly used to protect teeth after decay, like a cavity, infections, or even trauma. Chips, cracks and other damage can also be dealt with through the use of a dental crown. When teeth become damaged it is important to seek restorative treatment to prevent further erosion or worsening chips. Without treatment, you may eventually lose a damage tooth, leading to the need for more extensive treatment, like a prosthetic.

Fortunately, modern crowns can provide both functional and esthetic benefits. While metal crowns were once commonly recommended, now many dentists and patients alike prefer porcelain or zirconia crowns. Both are strong and durable, like metal crowns, yet they can provide superior comfort for many patients (especially those with metal sensitivities), and they are certainly less noticeable.

In fact, after choosing a porcelain crown, most patients enjoy nearly seamless smiles!

About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:

At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!