One of the most important goals in dentistry is saving and protecting natural teeth. In cases of severe dental caries (cavities), fracturing, infection, or badly worn teeth, you may think extraction is the only option. While this may be true sometimes, there is more hope of saving your tooth than you may think. A dental crown (cap) in Longview, Texas is often the solution. Clint Bruyere, D.D.S. uses the latest restoration materials, along with his precision dentistry skills to provide quality, natural looking restorations for a wide variety of problems.
Crowns are among the most versatile, and effective, restorative procedures. When you come to our office, Dr. Bruyere will begin by performing a thorough examination to determine if crowns are the best solution to your dental problems. A crown may be recommended for Infection – Frequent toothaches and abscessed teeth are usually caused by dead or damaged nerve tissue, resulting in infection. A root canal procedure, which is much simpler and less painful than you have heard, is needed to remove the damaged tissue, and eliminate the infection.
Because this procedure also leaves the tooth somewhat weakened, it will be protected with a crown. Damaged teeth – Teeth that are worn, decayed, broken, or traumatized can often be saved with a dental crown. The damaged tooth tissue is removed, stopping the spread of decay. The tooth is then shaped, and an impression is taken. You will be provided with a temporary crown while the permanent one is being fabricated. On a second appointment, the permanent crown is checked for fit and color, and then permanently bonded to the tooth. Loose teeth – In some instances, the tooth is loosened or so severely damaged that extraction is required.
In this case, a dental crown, secured by a tiny titanium implant, can replace your tooth. This will take a few months, as the jawbone needs to fuse with the implant before a crown is placed, but it can last a lifetime. You don’t have to keep suffering with embarrassing and painful dental problems. If crowns aren’t the solution to your problem, Dr. Bruyere offers a variety of other options including veneers and dentures. Call or email today and discover the difference of quality dentistry, provided by caring professionals.