By Booker Family Dentistry
July 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

Dental CrownsWhen a tooth is healthy and strong, it can handle everything from the direct heat of a hot cup of tea to the hard crunch of an ice cube. But when it becomes compromised, whether it’s due to enamel erosion or an infection, it can become weakened to the point of tooth loss without prompt treatment. The dentists at Booker Family Dentistry often recommend dental crowns to patients who have this problem. Learn how a crown can save a tooth and keep it secure for many years.

Tooth Problems
Your teeth are exposed to food, beverages and bacteria on a daily basis. When you don’t take proper care of them (including brushing and flossing) they are vulnerable to a number of potential concerns including:

  • Cavities (tiny holes in the teeth)
  • Tooth infections and abscesses
  • Enamel staining and discoloration
  • Crooked teeth (move out of position).

These are all problems that can be resolved with dental crowns.

What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a piece of hard material that is designed to fit over the entire surface of a tooth (also called an abutment). It’s commonly made of porcelain, which is a very durable material that closely resembles a healthy white tooth. Your Trenton MI dentist uses a professional-grade bonding cement and curing light to secure the crown in place. If you maintain good dental habits dental crowns can last for 10 or more years. 

How a Crown Can Save Your Tooth
When a tooth is compromised, it may become cracked, chipped, weak or discolored. Sometimes, all it needs is to be thoroughly cleaned and then covered with a crown. A dental crown stabilizes, strengthens and protects the problematic tooth. Since the root of the natural tooth is still healthy, all it needs is new material on the surface to make it look attractive and prevent further damage.

Call for a Crown Treatment
Do you have a tooth that needs to be saved? Dental crowns may be the best solution. Call Booker Family Dentistry at (734) 675-5700 today to schedule a consultation appointment at the practice’s Trenton, MI office.