By Mission Hill Dental
July 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

One of the most common dental procedures performed by the dentists at Mission Hill Dental in New Braunfels, TX, is dental crown dental crownsrestorations. Finding out that you are an ideal candidate for a dental crown is good news. It means that although your tooth is worn down on the outside, it still has potential on the inside. It’s healthy enough to support a dental device. Learn how dental crowns are constructed and how they protect your teeth from the elements, injury, damage, and tooth decay.

The Structure of a Dental Crown
A crown is designed to replicate the outer shell of a tooth that needs to be restored. The inside is hollow. Most modern crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic material. To make a crown fit in with your other teeth, your tooth must be trimmed down to an abutment using a dental tool. When bonded to the abutment, a porcelain crown looks like a natural tooth, and it can only be distinguished from other teeth by looking at an X-ray picture.

Dental Crowns Provide Protection
Because of how crowns are constructed and the durable material used, they provide your tooth with years of protection. The tooth will be guarded from cavities, infections, enamel erosion, and grinding. The crown also resists staining. After a root canal, a crown gives the affected tooth a chance to rehabilitate so that the bone tissue stabilizing it will stay healthy. 

More Crown Benefits
Dental crowns protect your teeth, and that is important, but they also provide other benefits. For one, they look very attractive and realistic. Your New Braunfels dentist will check the color of your natural teeth to pick the shade that most closely matches for your crown. Dental crowns can also be used to close small gaps between the teeth, especially if they are caused by teeth that are too small. Getting a crown when the tooth structure starts to weaken will help you avoid tooth loss in the future.

Is a Crown Your Solution?
The current condition of your tooth will determine if a dental crown is the right solution for your smile. See a New Braunfels, TX, dentist soon for an exam by calling (830) 625-7322. Dr. Horacio Lucero or Dr. Fred Willard are committed to providing patients with convenient, quality dental care.