Could You Need A Dental Crown?
As careful as we may be, an accident can happen at any time. If you experience an accident and your mouth or teeth are affected, it is important to remain calm and contact our office as soon as possible. We provide treatments that can fix any problem you may be facing. When you visit our office, we will determine which procedure, if any, is needed. A dental crown is one treatment that we commonly recommend for patients who experience a dental emergency due to trauma to the mouth or decay that has been left to progress. Are you familiar with this common treatment?
What are Dental Crowns?
If you experience a complication with your oral health, such as trauma to the tooth or severe decay, our first priority is to determine if the root is healthy or if the entire tooth, including the root, is going to need to be extracted. If the root is healthy, we may need to replace the tooth structure, in which case we may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a cap that covers and restores the function of a damaged tooth structure. Dental crowns are also commonly used to finish treatments, such as dental implants and root canals. Dental crowns are tooth colored and blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, giving them a natural finish. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Strengthen a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
If you experience a dental emergency, it is important to contact us as soon as possible. If we recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, we encourage you to call our office, which is located in Charlotte, NC, to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment or not receiving help for an emergency in a timely fashion can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.