At Beyond Dental Health, we consider the placement of a dental crown to be a cosmetic procedure.
The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the aesthetics and appearance of a smile and that is precisely what our team will achieve for you if you come to our Beyond Dental Health office in Cohasset, MA, for a dental crown.
A dental crown is primarily used as a cap to cover a tooth that has been damaged by decay or is severely worn. The crown is designed to cover the entire tooth, offering protection for the damaged portion but also restoring the original size and shape of the damaged tooth.
Here are some reasons our team will recommend that a crown be placed in your mouth:
Protection following a root canal
When a patient receives treatment for a root canal, the dentist will drill a hole in the top of the tooth to gain access to the infected pulp in the canals of the tooth. When the canals are cleaned and disinfected, the opening is sealed with a filling and a dental crown is placed over the filling, which protects the tooth from further damage.
Enhancement of a patient’s smile
The most basic dental crown procedure is when it is used to help a smile. Many patients come to our dental offices with front teeth that are discolored by years of neglect or with tooth decay so severe that they feel uncomfortable when they smile.
The placement of a dental crown on a tooth that has been eroded by decay will brighten the patient’s smile and help the surrounding teeth as well. The dentist may recommend additional treatments to help with the patient’s overall oral health but permanent crowns are one way for a patient to regain some of their confidence when they need to smile.
Improving the look of a chipped or oddly shaped tooth
Unusual wear or an accident can cause problems in the mouth. When people are young, the teeth are more susceptible to damage and patients can live for years with teeth that are oddly shaped or have been chipped or broken in a fall or a collision.
A dental crown is one way to correct the appearance of a tooth that may have been damaged years before. The process of preparing the tooth for a crown can vary depending on the severity of the damage. The dentist may need to lower the patient’s gum line if there isn’t enough tooth for the crown to attach properly.
Add strength to a weak or fractured tooth
Many people live with compromised teeth. A tooth may be cracked but to avoid any pain, food is chewed on the other side of the mouth, hot or cold drinks are avoided, or the patient just lives with the sensitivity and brief moments of pain.
A cracked or fractured tooth can be repaired with the help of a crown. Once the tooth has been prepared by the dentist, the crown can be placed and the tooth will be held together firmly. With regular brushing and care, the tooth should be free from pain once again.
If you need a dental crown, give our team at Beyond Dental Health a call. Our Cohasset office can be reached at (781) 236-6491 or you can visit our website to see all the cosmetic services we provide. We also have three other offices in the South Shore area for your convenience. Those offices are located in Abington, Hanson, and South Weymouth.