When caring for patients’ smiles, our Ankeny, IA practice provides protection for vulnerable and unhealthy teeth when necessary, but we are conservative about recommending services. If we identify a reason for concern, we will make the appropriate recommendation, but we still work to minimize the changes that need to take place. In a circumstance where Dr. Foust recommends a dental crown, it points to a concern about your health that should not be taken lightly. The good news is that while a crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line, your treatment can proceed without seeing a change in your smile, as you can receive a restoration that imitates your healthy enamel.
A Crown Can Address Potentially Serious Harm To Your Tooth Structure
Any time you have a dental problem that calls for restorative work, the goal will be to provide permanent protection. How we approach your treatment will depend on what state the structure is in at the time you receive treatment. Many people who have cavities are treated with dental fillings, which are more conservative and only cover a limited area. With a dental crown, we can take care of more serious issues. In addition to responding to severe cavities with this care, we can help when a tooth has experienced physical trauma, or when there are naturally occurring issues with shape and size that impact your oral health.
Why A Cavity May Require A Crown Instead Of A Filling
By keeping up with your regular dental visits, you can learn when you have a cavity in time to have it treated with a dental filling. Unfortunately, not everyone affected by tooth decay has an appointment in time to make this an option. For a tooth that has gone through more harm, a crown may be what is necessary to keep it safe and secure. We will only recommend this after performing a thorough review and confirming that a more conservative treatment option is not possible.
Addressing Damaged Or Misshapen Teeth
Injuries, like cavities, can have lasting consequences, and they can leave teeth in vulnerable condition. Until you do something about the problem, you can experience more complications, which can lead to a painful infection and even the loss of a tooth! Our office is here to help so that you can avoid these complications and regain your secure and attractive smile.
Talk To Our Ankeny, IA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Crown!
Through restorative dentistry, our Ankeny, IA practice is able to take on the different threats to your oral health that can impact your appearance, bite function, and well-being. One way we can do this is by placing a dental crown for support. With this restoration, we can address an advanced cavity or a problem with physical trauma. In some cases, it can even be helpful when it comes to protecting teeth that are naturally weak or undersized, which can affect your health and bite function. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for you, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.