3 Times when a Dental Crown Is Your Best Option

Dental crowns have been around for longer than many other restorative dentistry options, which one reason why they’re so popular. The other reason is the fact that dental crowns can address a wide and diverse range of issues, often with highly lifelike cosmetic results. For patients in Oxnard, CA, who have a problem with their tooth structure and/or appearance, we offer highly customized dental crowns designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.

1. Your tooth is cracked or broken

When a tooth cracks or has a piece broken off of it, it won’t heal the injury itself. On the contrary, the pressure and friction from biting and chewing will cause the damage to grow worse, which can lead to more extensive concerns (such as tooth loss). Fortunately, a dental crown can stop this from happening by capping and protecting the tooth, absorbing the pressure of your bite in its place. You can regain your bite’s full function and smile’s appearance without placing your injured tooth under risk of further damage.

2. You receive root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is designed to address severe, internal tooth decay, which affects the pulp chamber and root canal of the tooth. After the treatment, the tooth may be weaker due to the removal of its inner tissues and structure, leaving it vulnerable to damage in the future. Following root canal treatment, your dentist may suggest placing a dental crown over the tooth to complete the restoration and protect your healthy tooth structure.

3. Your tooth needs cosmetic improvement

Many of today’s dental crowns are crafted from highly lifelike dental porcelain, which closely matches the color and shine of your healthy, natural teeth. Because of their highly esthetic appearance, modern porcelain crowns are often recommended for cosmetic purposes, such as improving a tooth that has developed internal discoloration. Other reasons include a tooth that appears too small, or has become chipped or worn down.

Find out if a crown is your best option

If your tooth is damaged, treated for infection, cosmetically blemished, or more, than a dental crown could be the best way to correct it. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.