Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take a certain amount of abuse over all those years. What this often means is that you might need a dental crown at some point.
But the good news is that a dental crown not only saves your natural tooth structure, but it strengthens it as well. A dental crown also looks totally natural, so it is virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.
There are a number of reasons you might need to investigate cosmetic dentistry in Layfayette, LA, and getting a dental crown is one of them. Let’s take a look at three of the most common problems that can be solved with a dental crown.
You Have a Large Filling
Most people will have at least one filling in their lifetime, and sometimes those fillings can be quite large—especially when they are in the molars at the back of the mouth. Over time, fillings can start to fracture the tooth structure. A dental crown will protect the original tooth and add strength to its structure.
You Need a Root Canal
Although the mere phrase “you need a root canal” is enough to incite panic in many dental patients, a root canal is actually a positive treatment because it saves your tooth structure. After the dentist removes the infection from the tooth root, a crown is generally placed on top of the remaining tooth structure to add strength and protection.
You Have a Cracked Tooth
Whether your tooth is cracked from an injury or just from normal wear and tear, a dental crown will restore its appearance—and make it strong so you don’t have to worry about additional damage.
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Crowns
If you suspect you need a dental crown, talk to Drs. Domingue and Smith about cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, LA, today!