There’s nothing like having a broken tooth. It’s painful, inconvenient, and worst of all, it ruins your smile and even your ability to eat comfortably. In the past, the only thing to do with a broken tooth was to have it extracted. Thankfully, now there are more options available to save that broken tooth, such as having a crown put on.
Vega Dental believes everyone deserves a great smile and quality of life. That’s why we offer crowns as a part of our dental services.
Dental crowns are caps made of porcelain or plastic that fit over a tooth. Unlike fillings, dentists can put dental crowns on any part of the mouth to cover up and protect other teeth. Dental crowns also offer extra strength for those who need it, such as adults with cracked molars or children under three years old. Crowns come in many different colors to suit personal preferences.
As you can see, there are many benefits to having a crown installed. The primary purpose is to protect existing teeth; the cosmetic benefits are just a bonus. Fortunately for patients, they are a viable option for both children and adults.
The first step in getting a crown is an oral examination and x-rays. These will help the dentist decide which teeth need crowns, whether they should be done individually or separately, and what type of material would work best for each patient’s needs. The doctor then creates models of your mouth that represent how it’ll look after the dental procedure has been completed.
After examining these models with you, they can create temporary placeholders for missing teeth until their permanent replacements are ready before installation day arrives. This may include inserting posts inserted in the gum that hold placeholders in place until the real crown is installed.
Though it sounds complicated, the actual procedure is not that difficult, and the results are well worth it. Not only will you restore the look of your smile, but you’ll also protect your other teeth from further damage, meaning less time at the dentist in the future.
This is one of the safest and easiest dental options to repair dental work and protect teeth simultaneously. If a crown sounds like the right option for you, visit Vega Dental today.
No one should have to suffer from a broken tooth. That’s why you need to contact your local dentist at Vega Dental about a crown right away.