Why Dental Crowns are Better Than Pulling Teeth
Worn down teeth caused from wear and tear happens to a lot of us and is more common than you may think. Our primary goal as your dental hygienist is to provide you with the best care we can. At Gaston Dental Associates, we offer many solutions to repair wear and tear damage and strive to preserve your natural teeth any time it is possible because this preservation benefits your oral health and helps to hold your face structure.
Our experts view pulling teeth as the solution for only the worst cases of damage or decay. Instead of pulling, a dental crown is a great alternative as it allows us to maintain your roots, strengthen your natural tooth, and keep the functionality and longevity of your amazing smile.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is securely placed on top of a damaged tooth to provide complete coverage to protect your original tooth. They are used to strengthen and improve the appearance of your tooth, and there are numerous materials to choose from in order to best suit your individual needs.
Our professionals will use crowns in many different circumstances. A crown is often used when there is not enough tooth remaining to hold a dental filling that was once very large, in place. It is also used to protect a weak tooth from breaking, attach bridges, or restore a tooth that has been damaged in any way. Crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes to cover teeth that are discolored or have become misshapen.
Dental crowns can also be used as a great preventive option for children! If your child has a hard time keeping up with their 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 yet to grown in.
There are many people that could be in need of a dental crown. If you believe 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!