You can't always tell if teeth are healthy and strong just by looking at them. Even relatively white, straight teeth may be suffering from tooth decay, structural damage, or gum disease below the surface, putting your smile and oral health at risk. Yet despite the prevalence of common dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, many people put off or avoid going to the dentist altogether due to concerns over cost, the time it will take to complete dental work, or a general fear of going to the dentist. Dental crowns offer a practical and affordable solution for fixing damaged and decayed teeth quickly and efficiently. Dr. Stephen DeFusco and Dr. Heba Alani, dentists in Bloomfield, PA, recommend dental crowns for patients looking for a sustainable and durable fix for chipped, cracked, broken, or severely decayed teeth.
Dental Restorations in Bloomfield, PA
Dental crowns are one of the most effective dental restorations because, in addition to improving the cosmetic aspects of a damaged tooth, they also strengthen and prevent further damage. In cases of extreme tooth decay, a crown is often the only thing that can prevent an extraction of the tooth if a cavity is too large to repair with a filling. A crown covers the tooth and fortifies it to keep it from cracking or breaking with repeated wear and tear.
When Should You Get a Crown?
Crowns are unique in that they can be used to repair a large range of dental issues. They are used to improve the size, shape, structure/stability, function, and cosmetic appearance of one or more damaged teeth. They are also used to replace missing teeth as part of a dental bridge. The procedure is minimally invasive, and with proper care, a good dental crown can last anywhere from five to 15 years, often longer.
Find a Dentist in Bloomfield, PA
For more information about your cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling 412-688-8446 to schedule an appointment with Dr. DeFusco and Dr. Alani today.