Why Some Treatments Call For Dental Crowns

Dental crowns provide protection for teeth that are in poor health. In addition to keeping you safe against new problems, these restorations provide enough functional support to ensure that you can maintain a comfortable bite movement. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is prepared to provide treatment with both fillings and crowns when appropriate. By taking prompt care of your smile, we can prevent complications from affecting you, and we can also help you feel more comfortable whenever you bite, chew, or speak. We should note that in some circumstances, we can recommend cosmetic services to address problems with physical injuries that leave teeth chipped or cracked.

Crowns Offer Lasting Support After Physical Injury Or Advanced Decay

Dental crowns envelop teeth that are in poor condition, keeping them safe and also acting on their behalf to provide bite support. The durability of these restorations, and their secure placement, ensures that you will enjoy long-term protection. This kind of support is needed because our teeth are not capable of recovering from problems that are serious enough to call for restorative dental work. When you need to treat a tooth that is more visible when you smile and speak, you can receive a restoration that imitates healthy enamel.

Providing Your Custom Crown

For a crown to remain secure, feel comfortable, and provide long-term protection, it needs to be carefully made so that it fits properly. We will take detailed measurements of your tooth and prepare it to be capped with your restoration at an initial appointment. With the information that we gather, we can have a crown designed that has the right shape, size, and general appearance to provide lasting value. Once you return for a second appointment, it will be put in place to provide protection. From there, you can bite, chew, and speak in a way that feels comfortable and natural.

Other Treatment Options For Physical Damage

Physical injuries that cause chips or cracks in your tooth structure may be something that we can treat with a cosmetic procedure. One conservative treatment option is to perform a tooth bonding procedure. Tooth bonding and contouring are services that carefully modify the appearance of teeth in as little as one appointment. With this approach, no permanent restoration is needed. We also have the option of covering a tooth with a porcelain veneer. While crowns totally cover teeth above the gum line, veneers occupy less space, which means less preparatory work is needed to secure them.

Your Ankeny, IA Dentist Can Restore Your Tooth With A Custom Crown

A custom dental crown can provide lasting support for your oral health, better stability for your bite, and even smile improvements. To find out more about this and other services that we offer, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.