The Role of Dental Crowns in Maintaining Oral Health

It’s never good news when a cavity infects a tooth. All the more reason to visit your dentist regularly. However, once a cavity has gotten the best of a tooth or if a big enough fracture exists, then it might be time for a crown. At Nucleo Dental we provide a variety of different options of crowns that can help restore the function and health of your tooth and there’s a variety of reasons why they are important.

Crowns are relatively common and have been around since the early days of dentistry. They can be made of a variety of materials, each of which has its own pros and cons. The early crowns were made of ivory, gold, and even bone. Gold crowns, of course, are still used today and have many benefits. Most commonly however, crowns are made out of porcelain fused metal, metal porcelain, or Zyrconia.

Reasons to Get a Crown:

  • Restores Strength and Function: When a tooth is compromised either by trauma, cavity, or root canal, it might no longer be strong enough to withstand the compounded everyday stress of chewing and biting. This might lead to the added fracture of a tooth.
  • Keeps Your Smile Intact: Another reason for dental crowns of course is aesthetic. Nobody likes a smile that is missing a tooth or shows a fractured or smaller tooth. A crown will maintain the integrity of your smile.
  • Can be used as part of a bridge. If you lost a tooth, you will likely need a bridge to replace the missing tooth. One way to do this is through the use of a dental bridge. A bridge is made up of two crows connected to the tooth replacement.
  • Protects a root canal treatment. When the nerves of a tooth are damaged and affected by a cavity, a root canal treatment is performed to remove the pulp and nerve and keep the structure of the tooth so that extraction is not necessary. This is a common procedure, but it means that a tooth will become brittle and no longer be very sturdy and will therefore need to be protected so that it doesn’t break or fracture. By doing this, you avoid losing a tooth and protecting the work of a root canal so that you can function as normally for many years to come.

Increase the Lifespan of Your Teeth

The role of dental health and hygiene on your overall wellness cannot be understated. Teeth are there so that we chew properly, to assist in the digestion process, and they help our speech patterns and bone structure. When one of our teeth gets compromised, it can have a great effect on our entire mouth and general health. Call Nucleo Dental today for more information on dental crowns.

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