While restorative dental work is hardly an exciting activity to schedule, treatment will stop a problem with tooth decay from worsening and creating more problems for your overall oral health. One reason people may hesitate to move forward with a procedure is because they need work done on a visible tooth. Will your procedure alter your appearance in a way that is difficult to cover? How comfortable will you feel while smiling or speaking if you have a visible restoration? At our Baxter, MN dentist’s office, we can use a dental crown made from ceramic to restore a visible front tooth. The porcelain material can imitate the color and texture of a healthy tooth, so your smile can appear unchanged after work is done.

Restorative Dental Work Can Preserve Your Smile

Restorative dental work is needed when a cavity forms, or when a tooth injury damages your enamel. Our teeth are limited in their ability to recover from harm, which is why treatment has to occur when there is damage to your enamel. Dental fillings and dental crowns do important work to restore teeth that need protection. Because it is difficult to hide changes to your front teeth, which are more visible when you smile and speak, we can recommend the use of tooth-colored materials when we take care of them. We can provide dental crowns made from a strong, natural-looking ceramic material, or we can recommend a stronger zirconia crown that provides cosmetic support and more protection.

How Dental Crowns Address Problems With Dental Health

Dental crowns surround teeth above the gum line. Their protection lets you bite and chew without worrying that you will create new problems for teeth that have been treated. They also provide a defense against infection or further damage. In addition to protecting teeth affected by dental decay, they can help when you have a dental injury that chips or cracks your enamel. Dental crowns can also help when a patient needs to replace a missing tooth. A pair of crowns holds a dental bridge in place to close a smile gap and restore both your appearance and dental function.

A Gold Crown Can Provide More Protection For A Back Tooth

Your back teeth are difficult to see, which is why their appearance is not as crucial to the quality of your smile. Because these teeth are harder to observe and tasked with absorbing greater biting and chewing pressure, we can recommend restoring them with gold dental crowns. Gold crowns are made with a stronger metal material that makes it easier for them to hold up against years of wear and tear.

Talk To Your Baxter, MN Dentist If You Need A Dental Crown

Through the placement of a dental crown, you can regain confidence in your appearance and your bite function. To find out more about how Greenhaven Family Dental can support you if you need treatment for an oral health problem, contact your Baxter, MN, dentist, Dr. Roberts, by calling (218) 454-0523.