Crowns offered by your Brighton, MI, dentists, Dr. Brian Petersburg, and Dr. Brian Giammalva of Brighton Family Dentistry, protect and strengthen damaged or fragile teeth. Restorations can help you avoid broken teeth or even prevent tooth loss in some cases.
The benefits of dental crowns
A cracked tree branch is bound to break sooner or later. A minor gust of wind may one day send the branch plummeting to the ground. The same is true of teeth that are cracked or weak. Your tooth may seem fine for a little while, only to break when you take a bite of a sandwich.
Adding a crown to the tooth prevents it from breaking. When you bite and chew, the surface of the crown absorbs biting forces, keeping your tooth safe. Crowns are hollow restorations that fit over the top of teeth. They're cemented to your tooth once your dentist reduces the size of the tooth slightly. Crowns are made of durable materials that look just like tooth enamel, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and resin.
Crowns can help you:
- Prevent Breaks: Once your crown is in place, you'll no longer have to worry about your cracked or fragile tooth breaking. Depending on how the tooth breaks, you may be at risk of losing your tooth if you don't protect it with a dental crown. If a break extends into the root, the only option may be tooth extraction (removal).
- Restore Broken Teeth: If you already have broken teeth, your Brighton, MI, dentists can use dental crowns to restore the normal appearance of your tooth.
- Avoid Pain: Exposing the ends of broken teeth to the air can be very painful, unfortunately, that happens every time you open your mouth. Covering the tooth with a crown ends your pain.
- Making Chewing and Biting Easier: Whether you're worried about a cracked tooth breaking or you've already broken a tooth, chewing can be difficult when your tooth is damaged. Adding a crown gives you peace of mind if you have a cracked or fragile tooth and restores the chewing surfaces of broken teeth.
Protect your teeth with dental crowns! Call your dentists in Brighton, MI, Dr. Petersburg and Dr. Giammalva of Brighton Family Dentistry, at (810) 227-4224 to schedule an appointment.