Steven W. Huber, DDS and our Ohio Urgent Dental Care team offer dental crowns for our patients in Grove City, Ohio and the neighboring communities who are looking to repair a damaged tooth. A dental crown restores a damaged tooth by ‘capping’ it to recreate your natural tooth.
Whether you need to restore a tooth, anchor and attach a dental bridge, or complete a dental implant restoration, a dental crown may be used to repair a smile that is experiencing any of the following:
Worn Down Tooth
Even though tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, teeth can still be worn down by constant grinding or clenching. Known as bruxism, this action wears down tooth enamel and may even result in fractured teeth. The molars are especially vulnerable as they do most of the chewing and masticating of your food.
Acid erosion is another culprit that can wear down tooth enamel. Acid erosion also weakens tooth enamel over time, causing you to have hollows in the tooth along with worn down biting edges and tooth surfaces. Erosion may be caused by eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages, and even by medical conditions such as bulimia and acid reflux.
Root Canal Procedure
A dental crown is often used to cap a tooth after a root canal procedure. Placing a crown after decay is hollowed out of a tooth helps prevent the tooth from cracking further and restores the tooth to its natural appearance and function.
Large Dental Filling
While dental fillings are perfect for small to medium sized cavities, dental crowns can reinforce and strengthen a tooth, while a filling, at least a large one, may compromise the structural integrity of a tooth and make it more vulnerable to further fracture. Typically, when a tooth’s decay covers more than half of the width of the tooth, a dental crown will be used restore the tooth.
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
With cracked tooth syndrome, small cracks in a tooth may or may not show up on an X-ray, or the crack may be in a part of the tooth underneath the gum. These can cause pain when you chew your food. Chewing puts pressure on the fracture lines and creates pain, so when a dental crown caps the tooth, the stress on the fractures is distributed evenly and relieves tooth pain.
Steven W. Huber, DDS and our team in Grove City, Ohio, are always ready to help you restore your healthy smile with our dental restorations. We invite you to call Ohio Urgent Dental Care at 614-875-7070 to schedule an appointment with our dental team. We are excited to restore your smile with our restorations!