3 Ways A Dental Crown Can Save Your Smile [BLOG]

Dental Pain or Discomfort Solutions in Rochester, MN by Dr. Jim Gores of Lakeside Dentistry

An athlete takes an elbow to the face during a Saturday afternoon soccer match that knocks out a front tooth.

A couple enjoys a romantic dinner  to celebrate their anniversary, when the husband suddenly cries out in pain after biting down on a chicken bone, cracking his tooth.

A young woman, fresh out of college and heading into a long string of job interviews, neglects to get a cavity filled thinking she’ll wait until her schedule settles down.

What do these scenarios have in common?

They all involve people whose smiles can be saved from disaster with a dental crown at Lakeside Dentistry in Rochester, MN!

3 Ways A Dental Crown Can Save Your Smile

Dental crowns are always coming to the rescue in dentist offices around the world on any given day. They’re among the most common restorative solutions for compromised teeth.

Here are just three of the ways we can use a dental crown to save your smile:

*1 – It Can Strengthen A Weak Tooth*

When a cavity isn’t treated right away, it can deepen and widen to the point that a standard filling just won’t work. There won’t be enough healthy tooth enamel left for maximum bonding.

This is one way a full or partial dental crown can save your smile.

After removing the decayed or diseased portion of a tooth, we can strengthen what’s left with an inlay, onlay, or complete crown. This will save you from having to have the tooth extracted and spending more money on a dental bridge or implant.

*2 – It Can Repair A Fractured Tooth*

Tooth fractures aren’t just something that happen to athletes. All it takes is one accident, one misstep, or one steak dinner to land you in the dentist office with a cracked or broken tooth.

A dental crown often comes to the rescue in cases like these. Even a tooth that’s been worn over time can benefit from a crown, as well. That’s because the crown is especially designed to fit perfectly over the damaged tooth and blend in seamlessly with your smile. Not only will it protect the tooth from future damage, but it will help keep your mouth healthy as a result.

*3 – It Can Replace A Missing Tooth*

People sometimes assume tooth loss only affects the elderly, but you can lose a tooth at any age and for a variety of reasons!

A large empty space is obviously a cosmetic problem, but that’s not where it stops. Unless you fill that space with a new tooth, it provides harmful bacteria will ample room to hide and fester. It doesn’t take long for that to become a serious threat to the healthy surrounding structures, and consequently, your other teeth.

We can use a dental bridge or a dental implant to replace your missing tooth, depending on what your particular situation calls for, and you can stop the devastating domino effect of tooth loss in its tracks!

It also doesn’t hurt that modern restorations look more natural than they ever have so only you, your dentist, and your smile will hold the secret of your lost tooth.

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With restorative treatment, decayed, broken, or missing teeth will lead to two inevitable problems with your smile. It will give you a smile that’s unattractive and unhealthy.

Don’t deal with either! Instead, come to Lakeside Dentistry for a dental crown so your oral health is preserved and your smile looks great.

Call our Rochester, MN dental office today at 507-316-6444 or fill out our online form to request an appointment for a new dental crown.

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