When your tooth becomes weakened, there are not many treatments available to reinforce and protect it. Thankfully, one very popular and widely utilized treatment by dentists is a porcelain dental crown. Crowns completely encapsulate the tooth, protecting it while providing the strength necessary for daily activities such as chewing. Patients in the Oroville, California area seeking dental treatment with crowns can visit Dr. Daniel Appel at Oroville Dentistry. Dr. Appel wants to be your family’s partner in oral health to prevent decay and oral diseases which could compromise your family’s oral health. One such way Dr. Appel and his team do this is through porcelain dental crowns.
Dental crowns are a great treatment option for specific situations. Let us look at some of those situations here.
When you visit Dr. Appel, and it is determined that a tooth needs to undergo root canal therapy, the end result will be a significantly weakened tooth. When decay goes untreated and reaches the inner pulp of the tooth, a root canal will be required. During this treatment, a hole will be drilled into the tooth so that the infected pulpal material (blood vessels and nerves) has to be removed. This process effectively hollows out your tooth, leaving it very weak. A porcelain dental crown will be placed to protect the tooth from further damage. This crown prevents further decay from developing in the tooth and reinforces it so that you can chew or bite down without worrying about causing damage to the weakened tooth.
Some other reasons a porcelain dental crown may be recommended include: