While it may seem daunting learning that you need a dental crown instead of a filling, there are many ways crowns enhance your smile while protecting the integrity of your natural tooth root. It’s also essential to restore your tooth as soon as you can to prevent more significant dental problems in the future.
Here are a few situations in which your smile benefits from utilizing dental crowns in Hillsboro, OR.
A Tooth That Is Broken or Cracked
When you have a broken tooth that is beyond the scope of what a dental filling can repair, a crown is needed to replace your compromised tooth structure. A crown is ideal for this because it covers your entire tooth all the way to the gum line.
We make today’s crowns out of ceramic porcelain, which is not only durable but is also customizable, so it looks like your natural tooth and completes your smile.
To Protect a Tooth After Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is an excellent treatment for restoring integrity to an infected tooth. While it eliminates the infection and allows you to retain your natural tooth structure, it also causes your tooth to become brittle.
The good news is a dental crown can be used to rebuild and strengthen your tooth after it has healed, so you’ll still have all the function you enjoyed before your tooth became infected.
To Top a Dental Implant
If you’re replacing a single missing or failing tooth with a dental implant, a crown is the restoration your dentist in Hillsboro will use to top your dental implant and restore beauty and function to your smile.
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Drs. John and Ryan Smith use only the finest materials and work with top dental laboratories to provide you with porcelain crowns that you can be proud of and rely on for years to come. Contact our Hillsboro dental office for more information.