How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile
A dental crown is in essence a tooth-shaped protective cap that is bonded onto your tooth when it is injured or as part of a procedure that requires it. They are an important part of keeping your smile whole in the face of outside threats. To learn just how they can help your own smile then contact your local White Bear Lake, MN, dentists Dr. Daniel Isaacson, Dr. Mike Weisbrod, and Dr. Tara Peterson of Isaacson Gentle Dentistry.
They Can Protect Your Teeth
Your tooth's enamel is the strongest substance in your entire body and can protect you from a lot, but it is not indestructible. Trauma and decay can breach this outer layer and expose your tooth to further damage if unprotected. A crown can offer this protection as well as return your tooth's function and appearance.
They Can Help Save Your Tooth
When damage progresses past the protective layers and deep into the soft center of the tooth, the resulting infection can cause severe pain and could spread onto the rest of your mouth.
In these circumstances, your dentist may recommend a root canal, a procedure that removes the affected parts of your tooth and the soft tissues in a bid to halt the decay, the infection, and pain, and of course, save the tooth. But because of the procedure, your tooth will need the protection of a crown.
They Can Restore Them
It's not always possible to save a tooth, for varied reasons. The good news is that your dentist can often restore your tooth and the most common methods both employ dental crowns as part of the procedure.
Bridgework uses crowns as both support and as tooth replacement, while dental implants are supported by a titanium post that acts as a sort of root for your new tooth.
Dental Crowns in White Bear Lake, MN
Dental crowns can protect your teeth, replace missing ones, and are even an excellent option for dealing with heavily discolored teeth. Whatever your need, begin by visiting the office, make an appointment with Dr. Isaacson, Dr. Weisbrod, and Dr. Peterson of Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, by dialing 651-762-7677.