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December 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how crowns can easily restore and improve the health of a crowns

Are you dealing with a tooth that has been cracked or chipped? Have you just recently undergone root canal therapy? Are you tired of looking at a malformed or severely discolored tooth? If you are dealing with any of these problems our Pocono, PA, dentists Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Dr. Thomas Hart are here to tell you how dental crowns could help.

You Have a Cracked or Fractured Tooth

While teeth are extremely resilient this doesn’t mean that they can’t still become damaged over time. Whether bad habits like teeth grinding have worn your teeth down over the years or you were hit in the face while playing sports, there are many scenarios that can leave a tooth damaged. To prevent further damage to the tooth the best option is to buff out the crack or fracture, prep the tooth, and place a crown to protect it.

You are Getting Root Canal Therapy

In some instances, decay or an infection can become so widespread that it actually is able to penetrate through the enamel and harm the dental pulp inside. When this happens the only option is to have our Pocono, PA, general dentists remove the infected pulp.

Not only will removing the pulp get rid of the throbbing, miserable pain you are experiencing, but also this treatment can preserve your natural tooth. Of course, to ensure that the tooth is fully functional and strong again, we will need to place a dental crown over the treated tooth.

You Have a Severely Malformed or Discolored Tooth

In some cases, a dental crown may be used to enhance and improve the look, shape and color of a tooth. While there are other options out there to cosmetically enhance a tooth, if you have a tooth that needs a significant makeover and could also benefit from the restorative and strengthening properties of a crown then this might just end up being the best way to boost the appearance of a tooth and give you a more attractive smile.

You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth

It’s amazing to think that even dental crowns can be used to help you get your full smile back. If you are dealing with tooth loss you have a couple different options. No matter whether you choose a dental implant or a dental bridge, crowns are instrumental for both of these oral prosthetics. Crowns can be used to stabilize and support a dental bridge (to replace one or more missing teeth in a row) or a crown can be used to cover a dental implant to replace a single tooth.

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns in Pocono, PA? Are you ready to find out whether this or another restoration could better the health and function of your smile? If so, then it’s time to call Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates.