Looking back over human history, we have examples of many kinds of dental crown dating back thousands of years. You can trust us when we say that the materials used to make modern crowns are better than they have ever been.
Today’s crowns also are more effective at restoring the appearance and the function of your teeth.
Crowns can be used to fix a number of problems, but we want to mention three of the most common reasons that patients get dental crowns at our Racine, WI dentist office.
If you are having any of these problems, please call 262-417-7326 today to schedule an appointment at North Bay Dental.
You Have a Broken Tooth
When you were a kid, you may have dreamed of being the next Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, or LeBron James. Now, you enjoy getting together with your friends to play in a recreational league a few times a week.
While going for a rebound, you took an elbow to the mouth. It wasn’t intentional, but it still hurt.
And it broke one of your teeth.
You didn’t bleed, so you didn’t think of it as an emergency at the time, but now you are feeling a little self-conscious about having a half-tooth. You can’t bite as well with that tooth, either, so it’s changed how you eat food and what food you can eat.
By getting a dental crown, you could repair your tooth. This can help you feel comfortable smiling and speaking to people face-to-face again. Our crowns also will restore your ability to eat what you want once again.
You Had a Cavity
You have done a pretty good job of taking care of your teeth ever since you had a cavity decades ago when you were a teenager.
You’ve also had that cavity filled and refilled more times than you can remember. You may not realize that every time you filling is replaced, a little more of your tooth is removed, too. In time, you may not have enough of a tooth left to get another filling.
To avoid this worry in the future, you could get a dental crown instead. With a crown to cap your tooth, you’ll get the same protection against further decay, but you’ll also have a solution that could last for decades before it needs to be replaced.
You Have a Cracked Tooth
You were expecting to enjoy an evening at home watching movies with your significant other. You let them find something to watch while you kept a close eye on the microwave popcorn. (You really don’t want to burn it again.)
As the movie gets more interesting with each plot twist, you get more distracted every time you grab a handful of popcorn to eat. You didn’t notice the unpopped kernel, and when you bit down, you didn’t enjoy another bite of a salty treat.
Instead, you felt pain. The hard kernel caused a crack in your tooth. This could just the kind of opening bacteria need to get inside your tooth and cause an infection.
That’s why we hope you will choose to get a crown as soon as you are able. This can prevent that particular problem and allow you to enjoy more popcorn in the future. (Just watch out for those kernels.)
Fix Your Tooth
One of the worst things you can do for your dental and your emotional health is to ignore a damaged tooth. This can lead to more serious oral health issues, and many people don’t anticipate how a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth can affect their psyche.