When poor oral hygiene habits allow tooth decay to exploit an otherwise healthy tooth, the complications can be significant. Without early treatment, the decay can exacerbate and spread deep into the critical internal structures of the tooth. To prevent this from happening, your dentist, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson, might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
A dental crown in Houston, Texas, is essentially a replica of the outer layer of the tooth that is anchored onto an abutment that is made from the healthy interior structures of the tooth. The material your dentist recommends for the crown will depend on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its primary function.
Most crowns are made from porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals. Molars are called upon to do a lot of work chewing and grinding tough foods. This often calls for fitting the teeth with a durable gold or base metal crown.
For a tooth that is prevalent in your smile, your dentist often recommends a porcelain dental crown. Since the porcelain can be shaded, it will match all the other teeth in your mouth, giving it the appearance of a completely natural tooth.
If you’ve been procrastinating an untreated cavity, you shouldn’t hesitate to call 713-861-8323 to schedule an appointment at Dentists at Memorial Park.