There are many reasons Midland Texas dentist, Dr. Bell might suggest a dental crown as the solution for your dental needs. You may have simply bit down too hard on a piece of candy and broken a tooth. You may have a tooth that requires additional support due to extensive decay or damage. Or, it could be that years of clenching and grinding your teeth have finally taken their toll.
The most common materials for dental crowns include porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain fused to metal; other choices include resin or metal alloys (such as gold). Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, and Dr. Bell will consider several factors when determining which to use for you. His decision will depend on:
Some pain or sensitivity is not unusual after the crown is in place, and the anesthetic has worn off. Hot/cold sensitivities may be remedied with special toothpaste, but other sensitivities could require your dentist’s expertise and care.
If you’re looking to repair chipped, broken or cracked teeth, contact Health Centered Dentistry to learn more about our team and how we could help you.