The Libby Group Wants You to Know Why Dental Crowns Are Essential
If your tooth is cracked or has a particularly large cavity and a filling will not suffice, you may be in need of a dental crown. Our dentists, Dr. Libby or Dr. Howell at The Libby Group will want to take the time to educate you and evaluate which option is best for you, based on your long term oral health goals.
If a crown is appropriate, what would it provide?
- Protection: Your teeth may be durable, but a cracked tooth is incapable of healing itself like a bone can. When you ignore a cracked tooth or don’t get proper treatment, it can lead to nerve or blood vessel damage. A dental crown can protect your damaged tooth and keep a crack in the tooth from growing.
- Stability: Teeth that have large fillings or have had root canals are often hollowed out, and the remaining tooth may be weak and susceptible to more cracking. The Libby Group knows that a properly placed crown is necessary to help restore strength to your tooth when it needs it.
- Restoration: Your teeth can wear away for a number of reasons. Teeth can erode from excessive grinding or from acid erosion caused by acid reflux or an acidic diet. Enamel erosion can result in shorter teeth, and it can expose the tooth’s vulnerable soft parts. The Libby Group recommends placing dental crowns on worn teeth to help restore their appearance and structure.
- Maintain A Naturally Beautiful Smile: Dr. Libby and Dr. Howell want you to to know your crown doesn’t need to compromise your natural and beautiful smile. See the photo for the finished product after recent work on 8 crowns.
Contact The Libby Group at (907) 274-2659 to speak to a professional about your dental care needs.