Have you considered the many benefits of dental crowns? Apart from the obvious benefit of preserving your adult tooth, they actually do a great deal more. Dr. Norkiewicz of Rockville Dental Arts in Rockville, MD want our patients to understand how dental crowns are such an important element in restorative dentistry.
As your dentist in Rockville, MD, our goal is to ensure you have the healthiest teeth and gums as well as the most attractive smile possible. This may mean we wear the hat of the restorative dentist in addition to the general or cosmetic dentist. Restorative work is that which allows you to use a tooth as it was intended, whether through a dental implant to replace a tooth, a denture appliance, or a restoration like a dental crown.
After all, if we consider the benefits of dental crowns, they begin with the full restoration of the natural tooth. The crown is not designed like a crown or ring that fits the tooth, it is more like a durable cap that covers what remains of the natural tooth and root system, protecting it over the long term and ensuring no further harm or decay occurs. It allows you to use the tooth like before, but the benefits of dental crowns also include:
The pain caused by decay or infection, or a broken or cracked tooth is impossible to live with over the long term. The crown helps to complete the treatment of the tooth, and prevent any further pain or discomfort.
Most root canals are completed with a new dental crown being put over the remaining natural tooth, and all dental implants receive a new crown when the healing process is complete. This means that crowns are a strong and long-term solution.
Unlike fillings, one of the benefits of dental crowns is that they blend in so convincingly. You might have several dental crowns in a row, and no one will be able to tell them apart from natural teeth.
If you have additional questions about the benefits of dental crowns, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Rockville, MD office at (301) 424-2030. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.