When you develop a painful toothache, or experience frequent issues with dental sensitivity, your first concern can be simple and straightforward – addressing the recurring discomfort. Of course, while your immediate interest can center around the way your tooth feels, you can have other priorities. For many people, the effect restorative dental work can have on the way they look can be a serious concern. Fortunately, your Dallas, TX dentist can provide restorative care that involves the placement of a lifelike dental crown. The crown provides support for a tooth that has become vulnerable because of damage, or decay, and absorbs biting and chewing pressures, while mimicking your natural tooth. 

What Kind Of Problems Can Dental Crowns Solve?

A crown is used whenever a problem with your tooth requires treatment from your dentist. If a cavity is too large to treat with a dental filling, a crown is recommended. This type of restoration is also good for dental injuries. The purpose of a crown is to make sure your tooth, after receiving care for a cavity or dental damage, will have enough support to stay healthy, and contribute to your biting and chewing. Because dental damage is permanent, your crown is meant to be a long-term solution to problems with a tooth.

Reviewing Your Different Options For Dental Crowns

Because different teeth have different responsibilities, and undergo different levels of stress on a regular basis, different material types are offered to people based on their needs. For your back teeth, which are harder to see, the look of a restoration can be of less value. At the same time, the restoration can experience greater biting and chewing pressures, which can require a more durable material. In circumstances where you need a restoration for your back teeth, your dentist can offer one made from metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. For teeth that are more visible when you smile, you can prefer the support and esthetic benefit of a porcelain or zirconia crown. These materials are made to imitate your healthy enamel, so they blend in naturally, and do not have a negative effect on how you look.

Make Sure Your Smile Is Enjoying Timely Care

If you want to reduce the chance you will need a dental crown in the future, see your dentist for regular checkups. If you stick to a semiannual checkup schedule, you are able to enjoy better protection against tooth decay. If a problem does ultimately form, it can be recognized and treated before it is serious enough for a crown.

Columbia Dental And Orthodontics Can Provide Patients An Attractive And Durable Dental Crown

At Columbia Dental And Orthodontics, patients who need to undergo restorative dental work for their smile can be glad to know that durable, attractive dental crowns are available to them. If you have questions about restorative care, or any other professional oral health care available to you, let us know! You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder by calling Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000.