When you have an active oral health problem, the restorative treatment you need can call for the placement of a dental filling or dental crown. At our Baxter, MN dentist’s office, we can provide treatment in these situations that will keep your affected tooth safe, and ensure you still have the ability to absorb bite pressure. When your care calls for the placement of a dental crown, we can determine the right material to use in order to give you protection without altering your smile. A lifelike crown made from ceramic or zirconia can prevent concerns about a change in your appearance. For one of your back teeth, a metal restoration can do a better job staying secure and providing lasting support.

Why We Rely On More Than One Type Of Crown To Treat Patients

Our teeth have different responsibilities when it comes to biting and chewing food. Our back teeth are tasked with providing more force to break foods down, which means they need to absorb more pressure. This is why a material like ceramic is recommended for a crown covering a front tooth, but may not be recommended for one of your molars. When we treat a patient for a physical injury or advanced cavity, we can recommend different materials  for crowns – this ensures a restored tooth will have enough support, and that more visible teeth still look attractive and natural after care.

Receiving A Lifelike Dental Crown

We can provide dental crowns that imitate healthy enamel when performing restorative dental work. These substances make it possible for your restoration to “blend in” and preserve the way you looked before you needed to see your dentist about a problem. While these materials may provide less durability than metal, they are strong enough to give front teeth the support to stay healthy and secure.

How A Stronger Metal Crown Supports Back Teeth

If you have a need to see your dentist about one of your molars, you can learn about the benefits of metal crowns. A crown made from gold may not match the appearance of your enamel, but your restoration can still be made in the right shape and size to fit comfortably and stay secure. This material can absorb considerable force safely, so you can maintain your natural bite function. We can also discuss treatment of a back tooth with a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, which has an outer layer of lifelike porcelain over the restoration’s metal base.

Your Baxter, MN Dentist Can Restore Your Smile With A Custom Dental Crown

Through treatment with a dental crown, we can make sure that your tooth remains safe and secure after an injury or advanced cavity affects it. To find out more, please reach out to your Baxter, MN, dentist, Dr. Roberts, by calling (218) 454-0523.