Our experienced dentist may recommend a crown if a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. A dental crown entirely covers the damaged tooth, improving its function, health, and appearance. Crowns can be used to:
- Support a dental bridge
- Repair a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed
- Complete a dental implant
- Strengthen a fractured or weakened tooth
- Improve the function and appearance of an irregularly-shaped tooth
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
One of the most important uses of a dental crown is to protect a damaged tooth. The soft, inner tissue of the tooth is called the pulp, and it contains the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues that support the health of the tooth. When the outer tooth tissues develop cracks, then the pulp can become exposed to bacteria, which may cause infection. Tooth infection often requires dental treatments like root canal therapy and tooth extraction. However, a dental crown can protect the pulp when we encase the tooth with it.
Your dental crown will be custom made to fit your smile, and it will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. We invite you to contact us at Executive Park Dentistry to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns in Atlanta, Georgia.