Dental crowns are a way to seal off the area after significant tooth decay has been allowed to fester on one of your teeth. Cleansing and disinfecting the area as well as removing dead or irreparable tissues is implemented. Some dentists take a more drastic approach when a tooth is badly decayed, while others believe in doing all they can to save…
Dental crowns are a way to seal off the area after significant tooth decay has been allowed to fester on one of your teeth. Cleansing and disinfecting the area as well as removing dead or irreparable tissues is implemented. Some dentists take a more drastic approach when a tooth is badly decayed, while others believe in doing all they can to save as much natural tooth structure as possible. Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, likes to do whatever he can to help patients keep their natural teeth.
When you are able to keep existing tooth structure, your jawbone will be able to stay healthier and denser. Your body relies on the roots of your teeth to know that your mouth is still alive and thriving. When a tooth is pulled, the roots are removed or die, and your body will stop sending vitamins and nutrients to that area. Your jawbone can deteriorate to such a point that you lose other teeth or succumb to facial collapse over time, giving you an aged and sunken appearance. The biomimetic plan of dentistry relies on ozone treatments and oral hygiene education so you can keep your roots in place and alive, even if you do have some decay in the dentin of teeth. Tooth sensitivity and root canal procedures are much less likely with a biomimetic dentistry approach.
When you do require a dental crown as a result of an injured tooth, or one that has required a root canal procedure, you will have options of materials and types. Some dentists have machines on site that can fabricate customized dental crowns in one visit. For the best fit and quality, you will most likely be measured for a custom crown that will be made by an experienced ceramist in a lab. You may have to wear a temporary one-size-fits-all crown in the interim. For visible teeth, tooth-colored materials can be used to match your existing teeth for aesthetic purposes.
Dental Crowns from Your Knoxville Dentist
Your Knoxville dentist is always happy to consult with patients that are in need of any comprehensive dentistry services. If you are concerned with cavities, need a filling, crown, root canal, or want to learn more about our approach to restoration, we would love to see you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our 37919 dentist office, you can call 865-584-8630. Your biomimetic family dentist in Knoxville welcomes patients from Knoxville and the greater metropolitan area.