Restorative Crowns and Fillings in Acworth, GA
Treating a Vulnerable Tooth3>
Dental crowns are protective caps which cover the entire visible surface of a tooth. They can protect weakened teeth that have sustained damage or infection when a filling won’t suffice. Dental crowns treat more advanced forms of decay or damage to natural teeth and offer aesthetic results that mimic the natural look and feel of a tooth. A long-lasting dental bonding agent keeps harmful bacteria or outside particles from reaching the weakened, vulnerable tooth. This helps prevent additional infection or inflammation.
Crowns used in modern dentistry are created from medical-grade ceramics, metals, zirconia, or from porcelain that has been fused to metal and are superior at protecting your damaged tooth for multiple reasons:
- Dental crowns provide a sure fit to prevent food debris or bacteria from invading the pulp or inner layers of the natural tooth.
- Medical-grade materials are extremely durable, holding up to yearsof tooth activity while allowing the natural appearance of glossy, white enamel.
- Porcelain and zirconia are hypoallergenic, which puts patients with allergies at peace, knowingallergic reactions or hyper-sensitivity common with other materials will not impact their health.
The Best Treatment For You
- The severity or size of the damage: Larger areas of decay or damage (such as a crack or fracture) need a larger restoration than one small cavity. Many cavities, when detected early enough, can be treated by a small composite filling, with no need for a dental crown.
- The pre-existing condition of the natural tooth: If the damaged tooth has additional fillings, or is showing signs of weakened outer enamel, Dr. Tran may choose to repair it with a dental crown to help prevent further damage in the future.
- The location of the damage: Dental crowns better protect teeth in high impact areas. However, damage on a low-impact area of a tooth may be restored just as well through a composite filling.