How a crown can strengthen damaged teeth
Are your teeth cracked, chipped or damaged? If so, a crown from either James S. Cinamon, DMD, PC or Paul J. Hubley, DMD, PC may be just the solution you need to strengthen your damaged teeth and to guard against future damage. Here are four ways a crown from your Framingham, MA dentist can strengthen your teeth.
1. Replace a Large Cavity
Your Framingham, MA dentist can repair small cavities with a simple filling, but for larger cavities, a more durable solution is needed. Depending on the size, location and shape of your cavity, your dentist may want to use a crown instead of a filling to strengthen your teeth and prevent further decay.
2. Protect a Weak Tooth from Breaking
If your tooth is weak or damaged, sometimes even the slightest bump or bite can cause it to break completely. A crown can help prevent this from happening by covering the tooth in order to stabilize it and hold it together.
3. Cover a Tooth After a Root Canal
Has the damage reached all the way down to your tooth root? If so, your Framingham, MA dentist may need to preform a root canal in order to clean out the infection and inflammation. Once this procedure is completed, your dentist will need to give you a new crown in order to help strengthen your tooth and prevent the infection from returning.
4. Anchor a Dental Bridge
Of course, if your tooth is badly damaged, your Framingham, MA dentist may not be able to save it at all. In this case, you have several options available to you, including getting a dental implant to replace the damaged tooth. Dental implants, which consist of a titanium screw connected to a crown, restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth once again.
If your teeth aren't in the best condition anymore, your trusted Framingham, MA dentist may be able to use a crown to restore your smile once again. Call the office of Dr. Cinamon and Dr. Hubley to find out if you might be a good candidate for this important procedure.