3 Situations Where A Dental Crown Can Be Required

Dental crowns are often used to restore teeth, or address smile problems. Your Katy, TX dentist’s office can provide you with a custom crown made from one of several different materials. For crowns that need to be placed over back teeth, which need more support, metal crowns can be used. If you want to make sure your dental restoration does not affect your smile, you can receive one made from porcelain, which looks remarkably like a natural tooth. When you practice smart daily dental health habits, you can enjoy the support of a crown for many years without issue. That means enjoying functional support, in addition to keeping a vulnerable tooth safe from an infection. If you have a problem with crown that no longer offers adequate support, bring it to your dentist’s attention.

1. A Crown Can Be Needed After Advanced Restorative Dental Work

Dental crowns are not used during every cavity treatment, as dental fillings are often sufficient to restore a tooth. In cases where a root canal procedure has been performed, or when you simply need more support than a filling can provide, a crown can be effective at providing lasting protection.

2. A Crown Can Be Used To Address An Unsightly Tooth

If a tooth is damaged, and cosmetic dental work cannot be relied on to address the problem, a dental crown can be placed. Porcelain crowns offer a remarkably life-like appearance, so you can feel confident about your smile, even if your crown is in a prominent place.

3. Your Dentist Can Restore A Dental Implant With A Crown, And Help You Address Tooth Loss

An individual lost tooth can be replaced when you have a crown supported by a dental implant. Using a crown to restore your implant can close a gap in your smile caused by tooth loss, and help you restore your ability to comfortably bite and chew.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving A Dental Crown

At Lathrop Dental Center, you can receive a dental crown that is attractive, durable, and comfortable. Our practice is proud to help patients enjoy long-lasting support through modern restorative care. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849. In addition to serving families in Katy, TX, we treat families from Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.