A dental crown is a custom made cap that covers the entire surface of the tooth, from the chewing surface all the way to the gum line. Many patients have heard of dental crowns, but may not be entirely sure how they can help their teeth look and function better. Even if you have never had your teeth fitted with crowns, Hernando Beach residents are probably aware of the reasons why someone would need them. People usually need crowns when their teeth are misaligned, cracked, or deteriorating away in some capacity. Believe it or not, but there are more benefits to crowns then just salvaging a decaying tooth.
Crowns Can Help You Cope With Pain and Discomfort.
Many dentists often recommend placing a dental crown to finish up a restorative treatment; this repairs damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, a tooth root infection, or oral trauma such as a fracture, chip, or breakage, your tooth may ache or feel sore. Not only mouth pains, but many patients report having increased headaches with amped up frequency due to the discomfort in their mouth. With the implementation of crowns, Hernando Beach residents can not only get relief from the actually chipped or broken tooth, but also headaches subside, and patients report having a better appetite from being able to chew without pain.
Dental Crowns Are Knowns to Last
Depending on the type of material the patient’s crown is made out of, it is not uncommon for a typical crown to last anywhere from fifteen to thirty years if they are properly cared for. Once you get your broken tooth taken care of, you are almost set for a lifetime. There is no need to resize crowns or add a new cap on top of the old one unless there is a serious problem. Because it is almost a one time deal with dental crowns, Hernando Beach residents will only have to pay for the initial first crowns as they will probably not need a new one unless it is for a new problematic tooth.
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