Could a Dental Crown Be What Your Smile Needs?

Could a Dental Crown Be What Your Smile Needs?Are you having a hard time enjoying meals with your family, lately, because of tooth sensitivity that is making it difficult to chew comfortably? Have you given up desserts altogether, not because you’re watching your waistline, but simply because they are not worth the dental pain? If so, it’s time to see your restorative dentist. You could be struggling with a dental problem like a cavity, or even an infection. The good news is that with restorative treatment, you could start enjoying your meals – and even the occasional sweet – again, comfortably. Just as importantly, though, modern restorations like dental crowns are designed to look natural, and that means you could smile confidently, as well!

Are You Struggling with a Damaged Tooth?

While every patient experiences dental problems differently, there are a few common warning signs that you could be in need of treatment. For instance:

  • If your teeth look deeply discolored, it could be indication of enamel erosion
  • While some tooth sensitivity when enjoying hot or cold beverages or foods is common, heightened sensitivity or discomfort are often signs of problems
  • Chronic bad breath can also be a symptom of a tooth infection, or gum disease
  • After any trauma involving the smile, it’s important to see the dentist to determine if damage has been done. This is best done using dental x-rays to carefully evaluate any problem that might have been created.

In many cases, dental crowns make effective ways to protect fragile or damaged teeth, and they are also effective ways to protect the smile after root canal treatment to address an infection.

Need to Address Tooth Loss?

What many patients don’t realize, though, is that dental crowns are also great forms of prostheses. Because they are natural-looking and durable, your restorative dentist might recommend using crowns as part of a dental bridge or dental implant, to complete your smile after an extraction or tooth loss!

Need Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry can help prevent worsening dental problems and restore oral health, particularly if you seek treatment quickly. You can schedule a restorative consultation with Dr. Steven Huffstutler in Ft. Worth, TX, today by calling 817-577-1444.