Can A Lifelike Crown Provide Bite Support?

Dental work should support you in several ways. When you come in for treatment because of a cavity or injury, your Ankeny, IA dentist can provide support that preserves your appearance, health, and bite function. A lifelike dental crown can protect teeth that are visible when you smile and speak while preserving the way you look. The restoration that you receive will be custom-made so that we can ensure it both fits securely and looks right, and so that we can prevent problems with neighboring teeth. This work is intended as a long-term solution for a problem with your oral health. To make sure you continue to see the right benefits from this care, keep up with regular dental exams, where we can check on restorations as well as your natural teeth.

The Right Restorative Treatment Can Preserve Your Smile And Dental Function

The right approach to oral health care is one that will prioritize your well-being, bite function, and smile. What you should know is that Dr. Foust will take all of these factors into account when evaluating you for cavity treatment, or when determining how an injured tooth can be treated. If we find that we need to supply a custom crown, we can do so by providing one made with a lifelike material like porcelain or zirconia. We can also discuss the benefits to a metal crown if a less noticeable back tooth requires treatment.

Taking Care Of A Vulnerable Tooth With A Lifelike Crown

Before a dental crown is placed, we will evaluate your tooth carefully. Beyond confirming that this approach to restorative dental work is necessary, this gives us the opportunity to both measure the tooth and provide preparatory work so that your restoration fits properly and will remain secure. The measurements that we capture are provided to a dental lab that can prepare a custom restoration for you. At your follow-up visit, you can receive your crown, which will be permanently set in place. During follow-up appointments, we can look out for any issues that suggest the crown is giving less support than it should, or that it is no longer in the right condition to support your tooth.

Other Approaches To Dental Care We Can Take

Crowns are often needed when cavities are too severe for dental fillings. To avoid this scenario, make sure that you regularly schedule care from our practice. When you do so, you can learn about decay in its early stages. From that discovery, we can proceed with care when damage is less severe and a filling can still be recommended. Remember that routine visits will also help you by keeping you better protected against future cavities.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treatment With A Lifelike Crown!

Crowns are capable of keeping teeth safe, and they can preserve smiles, which can ensure you have long-term benefits from restorative treatment. For more information on how we can help you, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.