Knowledge Foundation: Dental Crowns

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How effective would you rank your oral health care? Do you find your oral health care being adequate to ensure your teeth are well protected against oral health risks? Even if you’re doing everything you can to protect a tooth, the truth is that oral accidents and injuries can still occur and destroy your smile. However, if an oral accident does leave you with a severely weak or broken tooth, you need to visit your dentist for a tooth restoration such as a dental crown.

Dental crowns are very popular because they can potentially save teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. Even with teeth that are on their last legs, they can be protected with a dental crown to allow the tooth to function as needed once again. Dental crowns can be customizable for the size, shape, color and length a tooth desires, so it can blend well with the rest of your smile.

In some situations, a dental crown can be used to provide cover for previous restorations. They are even safe and beneficial for children who are at an increased risk for tooth decay. In situations where you have a damaged tooth, and it has shattered into bits, it may be possible to collect the bits and have them bound together and held through the use of a dental crown. Similarly, if you have a tooth that needs a filling but not a tooth remains to hold a filling, a dental crown can work as a binding agent to hold the two parts together.

Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with dental crowns. If you wish to visit the dental office of Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Anaheim Hills, California, you can book an exam by calling us at 714-974-0949. Dr. Randy Cockrell and our entire team look forward to providing you with the dental crown care you need.