Dentists are medical professionals that deal with matters of the teeth and other oral care. They provide services to prevent and restore healthy tooth function and appearance. The main goal of the dentist is to prevent oral problems and their secondary goal is to repair problems as they occur.
Dental crowns are used by dentists as part of repairing a problem and protecting affected teeth from future problems. Kona, HI Dental Crown dentists use these tooth covers for a variety of purposes like covering an unsightly tooth, to protect a tooth after a root canal, to secure a dental bridge, and in some cases for aesthetic purposes. What do you need to know about dental crowns?
Dental Crown Facts
Crowns are made from gold, silver, or porcelain and have many applications. They are tooth caps that are shaped like the affected tooth. Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored so no one can tell you have one. Gold crowns are often used for cosmetic purposes, but are also used in the place of a porcelain or silver crown. Silver crowns are most often used on molars and teeth less likely to be seen when you smile.
A broken tooth is highly susceptible to bacteria and decay. If you break a tooth, regardless of how it happens, it is considered a dental emergency that needs to be addressed quickly. The sooner the dentist applies a crown to the affected tooth, the less likely it will be affected by bacteria. Since a broken tooth is also painful, it is crucial to get to the dentist to alleviate the pain.
Misshapen, discolored, and uneven teeth can be covered with the appropriate colored crowns. This helps make your teeth look better, but also aids in the proper functioning of your teeth. Any time a tooth is improperly shaped or uneven it affects how you chew which affects your digestion as well. Discolored or stained teeth that do not respond to tooth whitening are sometimes covered by crowns.
Protecting teeth from decay is the main purpose of dental crowns. However, Kona, HI Dental Crown services can be used for various purposes on baby to adult teeth. Carter Yokoyama, DDS of Kona, HI, provides quality dental and orthodontist services including crowns.