Is restorative dental work going to change your smile, or affect the way that you currently bite and chew food? When our Riverside, CA dentist’s office provides restorative services, our focus is on addressing a tooth’s oral health needs while also taking to minimize cosmetic changes. A custom dental crown can provide functional support while also imitating your tooth structure. Because of this, your treatment can put different concerns behind you and allow you to smile, speak, bite, and chew with confidence! We should note that in addition to helping patients with active oral health issues, we provide preventive services that make them less likely to occur.
When Is It Necessary To Place A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is only needed when a tooth problem requires more than just the support of a dental filling. Fillings are the more conservative restorative treatment option, as they only cover the space where a cavity has formed. However, you may need more protection than they offer if you have a severe cavity, or if your tooth is physically injured. At your visit, your dentist will evaluate a tooth carefully to determine what treatment is appropriate. In some cases, we can use an inlay or onlay instead of a full crown. This provides more support than a filling, but leaves more of your tooth structure unchanged.
Will My Smile Or Bite Function Change After Treatment?
If your dental work is focused on restoring a front tooth – one of the teeth that tend to be visible when you smile and speak – we can provide a crown made from material that imitates healthy tooth structure. For back teeth that are not as easy to observe, we can use a stronger substance to provide more protection against bite pressure.
Good Habits Can Help You Avoid Future Dental Procedures
As reassuring as it can be to know that discreet, durable restorations are available, your goal should still be to avoid problems that require restorative treatment! Regular dental exams will make this easier. At every appointment, tartar deposits are removed so that they can no longer put you at risk for dental decay or gum disease. If problems have formed since your last appointment, they can be addressed before they grow serious enough to require crowns.
Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Restoring Your Tooth With A Crown
Your dentist’s office in Riverside, CA is ready to help if you have a tooth that requires treatment with a crown. If you want to know more about this restorative procedure or any other, or if you wish to contact one of our other practices closer to you, please reach out to us at the following:
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.