Sometimes dental fillings aren't a good solution for a tooth cavity. Your dentist may propose dental crowns in this situation. Dental crowns are used to cover, preserve, and restore the form of a tooth that has been decaying or is injured. 

The crowns are created up of long-lasting materials like metal and ceramic. As a result, they provide a long-term treatment that can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Also, the treatment procedure for dental crowns is pretty safe and has a high success rate. So, are dental crowns worth it?

Save a Severely Damaged Tooth

When your tooth is severely damaged, a dentist must extract the entire tooth or use dental crowns to save it. Your dentist will clean your damaged tooth and file it so that it can fit precisely within the crown. The dentist will then install the crown on top of the tooth. The crown reinforces the tooth in the socket and helps it maintain its shape and strength. 

If your root pulp is irreversibly damaged from an infection (pulpitis), the dentist will have to remove the infected pulp through the root canal. The dentist will then fill the hole left by the pulp and cover the tooth with a crown. This method protects the weak tooth from breaking and helps it regain its normal function.

Offer Cosmetic Value

Damaged teeth can affect your self-esteem and confidence. You don't have to suffer in silence as dental crowns can revive your beautiful smile. Dental crowns can restore your teeth to normal, whether your teeth are discolored, stained, crooked, cracked, or fractured. Moreover, the crowns can be used to close awkward gaps between teeth by encasing the small teeth and making them look bigger.

You don't have to worry about the crowns being noticeable or uncomfortable. The crowns can be customized to match your natural teeth' size, shape, and color. You may feel discomfort within the first few days, but your teeth will get accustomed to the crowns in no time.

Crowns Help Relieve Discomfort After Surgery

After a tooth restorative procedure such as root canal surgery or tooth fracture repair, your teeth can become sensitive to pressure and temperature. Eating or drinking hot or cold food and beverages can become a nightmare. 

Dental crowns will help reduce sensitivity and pain after a dental operation by protecting the sensitive tissues inside the tooth and preserving the natural tooth structure. This way, you can eat comfortably within a few days after dental surgery. 

For more information, contact a local cosmetic dentist