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Don’t let decay or damage ruin your smile. This simple restoration can help.
If you don’t come in for routine cleanings and exams like you should then our Bothell, WA, family dentist Dr. Kimberly Chapman won’t be able to catch decay or damage in its earliest stages when it’s much easier to treat. As a result, decay or an infection will continue to spread into the inside of the tooth, affecting the dental pulp. When this happens a root canal is performed to remove the pulp and clean out the tooth. It’s also customary to place a crown over the tooth after this treatment to provide a stronger outer structure to prevent further damage.
Of course, while this might be the only reason you know why people get dental crowns, these restorations are actually far more versatile and can be used for multiple reasons. If you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped then our Bothell, WA, dentist may recommend a dental crown to place over the tooth to not only improve its appearance but also protect and strengthen it, as well.
A dental crown may also be a great option for someone who is just looking to alter the look, shape, length or color of a tooth. Sometimes discolorations, defects and other issues can greatly impact the appearance of a tooth, so a dental crown is used to improve the overall look and aesthetics of your smile.
Dental crowns can be made out of different materials; however, they are often made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain or ceramic, which tend to be the most popular because they closely resemble real teeth. Porcelain fused to metal crowns are often recommended for back teeth, as this material is a bit stronger than porcelain crowns and can better withstand the jaw’s heavy chewing forces. Of course, teeth that are visible when you smile will most likely get a tooth-colored crown so that it blends in with the rest of your smile.
If you are wondering whether or not your smile could benefit from getting a dental crown then it’s time you called our Bothell, WA, dental office to schedule your consultation. Let’s find out what restorative dentistry procedure is right for you.