Your teeth face a number of different hazards. They can be damaged by tooth decay, trauma, and infection. When that happens, you need to repair the damage and restore your tooth to make sure that you have a healthy, functioning smile.
If you have been having trouble with a tooth, our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez might suggest a dental crown. Dental crowns are very versatile and can be the answer to a number of tooth problems. Crowns can be used to cover an implant or to protect a tooth that has had a root canal. If your tooth has been broken even if it is in several pieces, a crown can hold it together. A crown can also be used to protect a tooth after it has been treated for a large cavity or a cavity that is so large that a traditional filling can’t fix it. If your tooth is discolored, the dentist can cover it with a crown. If you are missing one tooth or have a significant gap in your smile, crowns can be used to hold a dental bridge in place. To make a crown, the dentist will remove the enamel from your tooth and take an impression of it, which will be used to make the crown. When it is ready, the dentist will cement it in place. While a crown covers your entire tooth, you still need to brush and floss. Your crown needs healthy gums to do its job, and if decay develops under it, your crown can fail.
If you have a tooth that has been giving you some problems, or your smile could just use some improvement, then maybe it is time you talked to Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester about getting a dental crown in Manchester, Michigan. If you are ready to spruce up your smile, call 734-428-8000 today and we will schedule you for an appointment.