Learn What Dental Crowns Can Do
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit, but you have put off scheduling your appointment? We understand that we are in the middle of the holiday session, a hectic time for everyone. However, we encourage you to make your oral health a priority even though you’re busier than normal. Delaying a necessary dental treatment, like a crown, can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Read on to learn more about this common treatment.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is one of the most common dental treatments that we perform daily. Even if you are not in need of a dental crown at this time, it is very possible that you or a loved one may need this common treatment in the future. A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage.
What Can Crowns Be Used For?
A dental crown is one of the most versatile dental treatments available. Not only can a dental crown be used on its own, but we often use multiple crowns in full-mouth restorations and cosmetic dentistry makeovers. Dental crowns are also used in conjunction with a more advanced dental treatment, such as a root canal or dental implant. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit and you have yet to schedule your appointment, now would be a great time to ensure that you use any remaining insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the calendar year. Be sure to contact our office, which is located in Northridge, CA, to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in a more extensive intervention and additional costs. We want to help prevent you from experiencing further oral health complications. We look forward to hearing from you soon!