Some problems with your smile call for treatment that can improve your appearance as well as your oral health. For example, you may have an undersized tooth that is not injured or affected by cavity, but in need of attention because it is not contributing effectively to your bite function. For this situation, and for many others, a dental crown can be beneficial. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office can provide you with a custom crown that will support your oral health as well as your appearance. For patients who have suffered tooth loss, we can even use this restoration to act as a prosthetic replacement by affixing it to a dental implant.
Do You Need A Dental Crown To Address Your Smile Trouble?
If you have a tooth that needs restorative dental treatment because of decay or an injury, or one that is causing problems for some other reason, it can be a good idea to discuss treatment with a crown. This custom restoration is made to completely cover your tooth above the gum line. We take care to take measurements to ensure that your restoration is just the right shape and size to look natural, avoid bothering neighboring teeth, and stay secure. For work that concerns one of your front teeth, we can recommend that you receive a restoration made of a lifelike material like porcelain or zirconia.
Addressing Dental Decay With A Crown
Dental decay can be addressed with a dental filling whenever a cavity is caught in time. However, we can use a crown if you have a problem with decay that is too severe for a filling. This will be necessary if you need root canal therapy, but it can be called for even if we do not have to address problems within the tooth structure in this way.
Providing A Crown For An Injured Tooth
Physical injuries can create serious problems. A tooth can become infected if it is not treated in time, and there is a real chance more structural damage will occur if you do not make sure you have the appropriate care. A custom restoration can cover the damage and provide cosmetic improvements as well, which means your treatment with a crown can address all of the concerns that your injury may have created.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Your Smile Problems
Trouble with a damaged, undersized, or decayed tooth should not be ignored. The sooner you act, the sooner you can put the problems these issues cause behind you. Our practice can provide support with a custom dental crown that can imitate your healthy tooth structure and provide functional support so that you can still bite and chew in a way that feels comfortable. To find out more, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.