Dental Crowns Protect Your Smile

young pretty latin woman smiling and looking friendly, showing number three or third with hand forward, counting down against purple wallBy now you are probably familiar with the notion that your smile endures significant wear and tear over the years. In fact, it is only natural that your appearance may dull in shine, or you may accumulate a number of blemishes. Still, these are only minor concerns compared to the structural and functional complications that arise from infections, decay, physical damage, and more. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist wants to take a look at the way restorative dentistry helps to restore your function. Specifically, we will look at the way dental crowns offer versatility when protecting your grin.

Prevents Bacterial Spread

Dental decay and infection can cause a significant amount of damage to your grin. What’s more, time is truly of the essence in that acting sooner will lead to much more favorable results. You see, bacteria are present in every smile, and eliminating them is virtually impossible. Instead, the next best step is for us to stay on top of our preventive dental routines and do what we can to ensure healthy smiles.

As decay develops, it often presents itself as a small hole or cavity present within your tooth. With time, this hole will become larger and larger. In many cases, a simple dental filling will aid in preventing this phenomenon from spreading and destroying a tooth. The problem arises, however, when reinfection becomes a threat. To help remedy this, your dentist may recommend the use of a dental crown restoration that can fit snugly around the target area and protect the structure from running into any more trouble with bacteria. Contact our office to learn more about this process.

Adds a Layer of Strength

In addition to the protection from infection it adds, a dental crown restoration may also add a boost of strength by serving as a natural-looking barrier to other threats and harms. For instance, a minor crack within a tooth can be a troubling phenomenon to experience, especially if more damage is incurred. To help build up strength and protect the compromised area, a dental crown can be placed as a barrier from other harms.

Promotes Proper Healing

Arguably one of the most versatile uses of a dental crown includes its ability to house teeth as they recover from treatment or damage, essentially promoting your natural tooth’s healthy recovery. Your dentist may recommend this practice after receiving a root canal procedure, as the exposed entryway to the inner workings of your tooth may serve as a means for bacteria to re-enter and infect.

Schedule Your Appointment

Contact Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS in Houston, TX by calling 713-796-9600 to learn more about the many benefits of a dental crown, or schedule your appointment with our team today.