As you age, your teeth may become weak, worn, damaged, or decayed. When teeth become damaged, your smile and ability to chew is impacted. Dental crowns are a practical solution with many benefits in repairing weak, damaged, or decayed teeth and restoring their usefulness. These tooth-shaped caps cover damaged teeth from top to bottom. Crowns provide a strong chewing surface and protect the remaining tooth from supporting further decay and damage. At Z dentistry, we offer porcelain crown treatment to our patients in Reno, Nevada, and neighboring communities.
Our goal is always to save as much of your tooth as possible. Sometimes, a filling is not enough and crown is essential to preserve your tooth. Badly decayed or damaged teeth put your oral health at risk. Without treatment, these teeth can worsen to the point where they need to be extracted. Dental crowns repair and restore your teeth to avoid losing them.
Crowns can be used to:
With proper care, a tooth that’s been crowned can continue to be used for years. Dr. Sanders can restore your tooth’s health, function, and appearance through dental crowns.
There are different types of crowns to suit your unique dental care needs. Traditional crowns cover your entire tooth, all the way to the gum line. If your tooth’s structure has been severely compromised by decay or trauma, a traditional crown may be your best option for treatment.
Three-quarter crowns (inlays and onlays) offer an alternative for fixing decayed teeth that are less compromised and have more of their structure intact. After the decay is removed, Dr. Sanders will cover the chewing surface of your tooth with a three-quarter crown to strengthen its structure and seal it from future decay.
Once your teeth have severe decay or trauma, you risk losing them permanently. Losing natural teeth is a big deal, as tooth loss can impact your oral health, lifestyle, and quality of life. Even the root of your tooth plays a vital role in your oral health. If you’re wondering if a crown is worth the investment, consider the following dental crowns benefits: