Dental Crown Candidates
If you have teeth that are damaged or decayed, it’s important that you get them examined and fixed as soon as possible. On the cosmetic side of things, we all know that even just one damaged tooth can have a major impact on the appearance of your smile. On the dental health side of things, a broken tooth or decayed tooth can result in tooth sensitivity, major pain, and decreased bite strength.
When you meet with Los Algodones cosmetic dentist Dr. Jose Valenzuela, he will assess your situation and determine how best to meet your dental care needs. One such option for effective dental care treatment in such instanced is dental crowns.
What are dental crowns?
Los Algodones dental crowns are specially crafted caps that are placed atop the affected tooth. These dental crowns are great in that they serve two functions. On the one hand, they will protect your tooth from further damage and will prevent any instances of tooth sensitivity from occurring. Doing this will also ensure greater bite strength and restored dental health. On top of all this, however, is the aesthetic factor that cannot be ignored. Dental crowns will restore the overall appearance of the busted tooth, making your smile look pristine.
What are dental crowns used for?
Dental crowns actually have many different uses when it comes to proper dental restoration. Not only can they be used to deal with severely damaged or decayed teeth, in some instances they may be used to deal with missing teeth. At our cosmetic and implant dentistry practice serving the Yuma area, we will perform a complete examination and consultation to ensure your dental care needs are well met. Let’s look at the two possible applications for dental crown use.
Dental Crowns and Severe Tooth Damage or Decay
There are some cases of severe damage or decay in which dental fillings are not a suitable solution. This usually involves cases in which the tooth’s structure is severely compromised in such a way that not even inlays or onlays are a viable solution. Dental crowns are a great option for these instances.
Dental Crowns and Missing Teeth
If you are missing a tooth or need to have a severely damaged tooth extracted, dental crowns are a great option for treatment in that they can be used to cap dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are anchored directly into the jawbone and gum tissue. This means a secure hold superior to dental bridges and removable dentures. The process will involve oral surgery, which means that candidates for dental implants will need to be in good general health as well as dental health. This can be discussed in more detail when you visit with Dr. Valenzuela.
Contact Our Practice for a Dental Care Consultation
If you would like more information about dental crowns as well as the many other options for dental restoration, contact our cosmetic implant dentistry practice serving Imperial Valley. The entire team here looks forward to discussing your dental health goals with you.