Why Choose a Dental Crown vs. Pulling Teeth
We see many patients with one or multiple teeth that have been worn down with wear and tear over time. At Gaston Dental Associates we offer multiple solutions to repair this kind of damage, and our goal is to preserve your natural teeth any time it is possible – to benefit your oral health and help hold your face structure.
Our experts view pulling teeth as the solution for only the worst cases of damage or decay. A dental crown is a great alternative to pulling teeth because it will allow us to keep your roots and strengthen your natural tooth to preserve the functionality and longevity of your original smile.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is securely placed on top of a damaged tooth to provide complete coverage for full protection. It is used to help strengthen and improve the appearance of your tooth, and there are multiple materials to choose from in order to best suit your individual needs.
Crowns are often placed on teeth that have had a large filling, when there is no longer enough tooth remaining to hold that filling in place. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that has already been broken or cracked. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or have become misshapen, for cosmetic purposes.
Dental crowns can also be used as a great preventive option for children! If your child has a hard time keeping up with good oral hygiene, and is therefore at a high risk for developing tooth decay, a crown can help protect those baby teeth from extensive bacteria build-up and cavities while their adult teeth have not yet grown in.
If you believe that you or a member of your family could benefit from a dental crown, call our front desk today at 704-396-6166 or use our easy online scheduler to book your next appointment at Gaston Dental Associates!