A crown is a hollow replica of a single tooth’s enamel layer. It is anchored on a post-like abutment that was formed from the core structures of the tooth that were suffering from one of the multiple dental issues. The specific problem at hand, as well the tooth’s primary function and location, will determine the materials that your Advantage Dentists dentist recommends for the dental crown.
A dental crown in Katy, Texas, is most commonly used to repair or restore the enamel layer of a badly decayed tooth. This could also extend to a tooth that has lost a large filling or has suffered from additional decay.
A crown can also be used as a preventative measure. If one of your teeth has been chipped or fractured, the damaged tooth enamel will invite bacteria to form an area of tooth decay. Since some of the enamel has already been lost, the decay could spread quickly into the internal structures of the tooth. When this happens, your dentist, Dr. Sula, might need to perform a root canal to excise the decayed and infected structures.
Porcelain crowns are also used to address cosmetic imperfections. A tooth with a chip or noticeable filling can seriously mar your smile. While dental veneers can sometimes be used to restore the face of a tooth, a crown might still be needed. This is especially true if the tooth has a shallow amount of enamel or additional areas of decay.
If you have one or more teeth in need of significant repair or restoration, you should call Advantage Dentists at 281-829-5000 to see if you are a good candidate for a crown.