Sometimes, restoring a tooth in a conservative way takes carefully working around healthy tooth structure with a direct restoration. For instance, if the tooth has a cavity, then your dentist can clean the cavity and fill it with a tooth-colored filling. However, sometimes, it’s much better to effectively restore the entire visible part of your tooth structure, which is the main purpose of a modern, lifelike dental crown. Dental crowns are designed to completely mimic the size, shape, and appearance of a tooth’s structure, at least the part that rests above the gum line. In many ways, it can provide the most efficient way to restore your tooth’s health and integrity, while also improving your tooth’s healthy, natural appearance.
Consider your smile’s overall appearance
For many patients, one of the first and most immediate concerns when it comes to their dental treatment is how their smiles will look afterward. After all, your smile is a significant part of your overall appearance, and as such, it plays a major role in your overall self-confidence. With many modern dental crowns, the materials used are specifically designed to mimic healthy, natural tooth structure. For example, dental porcelain not only matches the color and shade of your healthy tooth, but also the same way in which your healthy tooth enamel shines and reflects light.
Consider your plan for caring for your new smile
Depending on the specific nature of your tooth’s concern, caring for the rest of your oral health can be more difficult so long as the problem remains unaddressed. For instance, if your tooth is significantly damaged, then simple acts like eating or brushing and flossing your teeth can become uncomfortable, even painful in some instances. This can discourage you from brushing and flossing as thoroughly as you should, which can increase your risks of developing even more oral health problems.
Consider what to do if you start experiencing trouble
After capping your tooth with a dental crown, the restoration will help restore your smile in several ways. Not only will it stop any damage to your tooth from becoming worse, but it can also alleviate the intense discomfort that occurs any time you put pressure on it. This means your ability to bite and chew your favorite foods will be restored, as well as your ability to properly clean and care for your teeth and gums without fear of discomfort.
Learn about restoring your tooth with a dental crown
With a modern, custom-designed dental crown, restoring your tooth and smile can be more effective and efficient than you might expect. To schedule an appointment, call Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.