How can a crown save my tooth in Indianapolis?
Your natural teeth are an important part of your appearance. This is why when a tooth is damaged, your dentist will do almost anything he or she can to preserve the natural tooth. Dental crowns are one of the most common ways of keeping a natural tooth intact.
When would my tooth need a crown?
There are many times when a crown may be the best way to save your tooth, and a dentist in Indianapolis can help you to determine when this is really the best option. Teeth may be damaged by trauma or decay, and in many cases, this damage will call for some protection. A tooth that has severe cavities may need to be covered by a crown to prevent further cavities or to stop the existing cavities from getting worse. If you have had an infection in your tooth and had a root canal treatment, your tooth may need a crown to keep it from getting re-infected. A badly broken or chipped tooth may also need a crown, depending on the extent of the damage.
Why will a crown help my tooth?
A dental crown is the ideal way to protect your tooth from further damage because it provides a new exterior surface to protect it. The crown is essentially a strong, exterior shell that covers a natural tooth to prevent further damage. The damaged exterior of the natural tooth will need to be removed to make room for the crown. Ideally, this will preserve the healthy structure of your natural tooth so that it will not need to be removed. Keeping all your natural teeth in place for as long as possible will keep your smile from deteriorating and keep you looking young because your jawbone will stay healthy and strong so your face doesn’t get a sunken-in appearance.
Don’t let your teeth be removed if there is a chance that they can be saved. If you have a damaged tooth, give us a call at (317) 333-6788 to make an appointment and find out if a crown could save your tooth.