There is a litany of issues that can develop with a tooth. Over time, it can develop cracks and chips. If you are not careful, then bacteria can enter the tooth and infect the inner pulp, necessitating a root canal. Before this occurs, you should see Dr. Richard D. Weigand about dental crowns. These restorations will enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your smile, so you can avoid complications down the line.
When you have a crack in your tooth, it will become substantially harder to eat certain foods. Your tooth will become more sensitive to extreme temperatures. You may need to give up hot tea and frozen desserts because they hurt too much. Your dental crown will be customized to fit over your exact tooth, so you do not have to worry about it being uncomfortable.
Crowns can last for well over a decade with proper dental hygiene. As long as you brush and floss regularly, you can prevent decay and infection from occurring beneath the crown. You simply need to care for your crown like any other tooth.
There are several materials you can get dental crowns made out of. The most popular is porcelain. This is a non-porous substance that naturally resembles the look of enamel. It will blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth. Additionally, since porcelain is non-porous, it will not hold onto stains. Therefore, you do not have to worry about your crown turning brown or yellow like a regular tooth. If you end up with several crowns in your mouth, then you may be able to retain a great white smile for many years.
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To make sure crowns are the best restoration for your teeth, contact the office of Richard D. Weigand DDS. Our dentist in Spokane, WA has practiced dentistry for 30 years and can help restore your smile to its former glory.