It’s possible for teeth to last a lifetime, but sometimes teeth may weaken, fracture, or become severely discolored, often due to simply wearing out. If the damage required a root canal procedure to repair, our Yuba City dentist recommends a crown to protect the treated tooth.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that fits over the tooth to protect and strengthen it. While artificial crowns are very strong and durable, the Yuba City Dental Group starts from the point of preserving completely original teeth when at all possible. First, your teeth are designed just for you and your mouth, so an artificial replacement is never quite as good. Second, preserving original teeth with dental restorations, like a crown, is less expensive than extraction and replacement with a dental implant. Our Yuba City dental professionals prefer to use simple, effective methods to preserve teeth, rather than totally replace them. This saves your money and limits the time you spend in the dental chair! So installing a crown after a root canal is a middle road between no teeth problems and a tooth that needs to be pulled or is lost.
So if our Yuba City dentist recommends a crown, think of it as an extra protective barrier to save your original tooth against further damage. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown also improves it’s appearance, shape, alignment and bite. The materials used for crowns vary depending on where it is needed in the mouth, but the most common type of crown is porcelain for it’s durability and as a good seal against leakage. Porcelain crowns are easily made to match the same shades of other teeth, making them nearly unnoticeable.
For more information on crowns and Yuba City dental restoration information, check our website or call us to schedule a free consultation. Preserving your dental health now is the best way to ensure you have it indefinitely!