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By Geary Dentistry
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns   cosmetic dentistry  

Dental CrownsFind out when you may need to turn to our dentists in Brookfield, WI, for a dental crown.

Perhaps you treated a severely decayed or damaged tooth a while back, but suddenly something just doesn’t seem right with the tooth. We know that issues arise over time. So if that once treated tooth is still giving you trouble, our Brookfield, WI, family dentists Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary may recommend a dental crown.

This occurs most often when it comes to treating and supporting a tooth after a cavity. In most cases, the cavity will be removed and the tooth will be restored with a dental filling. However, sometimes the cavity is just too large and widespread and a large dental filling isn’t strong enough to be able to fully restore and rebuild the tooth.

In this situation, a dental crown may be the better option for protecting and the damaged tooth. After all, the last thing we want to see happen is for a dental filling to break or for the treated tooth to fracture or weaken even further over time. We can often nip this problem in the bud by placing a dental crown over the tooth from the very beginning.

What is the purpose of a dental crown?

A dental crown is designed to strengthen and reinforce a tooth by surrounding it and providing it with a protective structure that encapsulates it. Just as you put a cast around a broken bone to protect it, our Brookfield, WI, general dentist will place a dental crown over the tooth to make sure it can withstand the powerful chewing and biting forces of the jaw. As you might imagine, placing a crown will make it easier to eat the foods you love without worrying about the strength and durability of your tooth.

A dental crown is a great option for anyone who is dealing with a damaged or weak tooth due to:

  • Trauma
  • Decay
  • Infection

A crown also has the ability to improve the shape, color, size and appearance of a tooth to improve the aesthetics of your smile.

The most important thing you can do for the health of your smile is to come in for routine checkups every six months to make sure that your teeth remain healthy. After all, teeth can become weaker and issues can arise that you may not even notice. This is when it’s important to have general dentists in Brookfield, WI, who can help. Call Geary Dentistry today at (262) 860-1500.