Being proactive in your dental care can help to keep your teeth healthy and strong. This can often help you to avoid damage that could lead to tooth loss. Unfortunately, there are conditions that can occur and cause damage to your teeth. Injuries, infections and cavities all cause different levels of damage and can sometimes lead to your tooth structure no longer being stable. The treatment for unstable teeth works to restore the stability and make them stronger. This is done by covering the tooth with a special cap, called a crown. Through Family Dentistry in La Grange KY, your tooth can be strengthened and protected, so you are no longer at risk for damage and loss.
Crowns Can Help to Save Your Teeth From Loss
If your tooth has suffered damage, it can be at risk for further damage and loss. To avoid this, the dentist can protect your tooth, with a tooth-shaped covering. This covering can be created from resin, porcelain, stainless steel and certain metal alloys. With resin and porcelain crowns, no one will even know your tooth has been covered, because they blend in well with your natural teeth.
Before you can receive your crown, you will need to have your tooth properly shaped. This will involve the dentist removing as much of the damaged areas as possible and rounding off the corners of your tooth. This process creates a peg shape to your tooth, so it will perfectly fit into your new crown. The dentist may check several times, to make sure the crown fits correctly, before it is permanently adhered over your tooth.
Using a light-sensitive dental adhesive, your crown will be put into place and cured. Once it is in place, it will last up to seven years and could last longer, with proper care and maintenance. If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns, and learn about the different dental procedures they can offer you. Contact them today and allow them to schedule your appointment, so you can have a healthy and beautiful smile.
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