Even when you take the best care possible of your smile, you may be faced with conditions that can impact its health and function. This includes gaps between the teeth, fractures and breakage, and even staining and discoloration. Fortunately, with the help of a dedicated dental team in the area of Minot, ND, patients can seek solutions that fit their needs and improve their oral health. One restorative procedure often used for patients is that of the dental crown.
What is a dental crown?
Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen describe the dental crown as a restorative cap that covers a weak, broken, or severely damaged tooth as a way of avoiding permanent extraction. These caps are custom-made to restore the shape, size, and appearance of a tooth to protect them from further damage or removal.
Why might I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are utilized in a wide range of situations, making them a versatile and popular choice for our dentists. Below are just a few reasons why a patient might have a dental crown placed:
- To secure dental bridges and replace missing teeth
- To cover a dental implant to act as a tooth replacement
- To cover teeth that have extremely large cavities impacting the structural integrity of a tooth
- To protect broken or worn down teeth
- To cover a tooth that has deep or permanent staining and discoloration
- To strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
What types of crowns are available?
At Broadway Family Dentistry, we prefer to provide patients with dental crowns and other restorations that match the rest of the smile, so we often utilize porcelain materials to create dental crowns for our patients. However, there are other alternatives that patients can consider, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, full porcelain, or metal crowns. Talking to a dentist is the first step in learning which one is most appropriate for your needs.
Take the next step in restoring your smile
Whether you believe you are in need of a dental crown, or you want to know how to take care of one you already have, the team at Broadway Family Dentistry can help. Our Minot, ND area dentists, Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen, believe in providing the best dental care possible for new and established patients. Call (701) 839-1299 to request a consultation visit with our team and discuss your needs. We are conveniently located at 1839 South Broadway Street.