Reasons you may need crowns from a gentle family dentistry in San Marcos, CA
At Sun Smile Dental Group, we understand that there are many different instances in which our patients may need dental crowns to restore their teeth. By visiting us in our San Marcos, CA practice, we can determine if they are the appropriate restoration to improve the appearance and functionality of your mouth.
A dental crown is a porcelain cap that is placed over a natural tooth. They are bonded in place to improve aesthetics, form, and functionality as well as protect the tooth from further damage.
Patients may need a crown in the following situations:
Plaque is a clear, sticky substance that continually forms on our teeth. Bacteria found in plaque react with the sugars contained in food, forming an acid that can destroy tooth enamel. This process results in tooth decay.
When tooth decay has formed a large cavity in your tooth, it may require extensive filling. This leaves the tooth weakened. A dental crown may be bonded over the tooth to restore strength and provide stability.
Teeth that have broken or chipped can be restored with a dental crown. The crown provides strength that a filling alone would not provide.
Patients who are missing a tooth may require a dental bridge. In these instances, crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap and anchor the bridge.
Dental implants are an increasingly popular restoration for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants are often covered by a dental crown for appearance, strength and functionality.
At Sun Smile Dental Group, we focus on helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through the use of restorations such as dental crowns. If you are looking for a gentle family practice that cares about giving you the best dental options for restorations, call us at (760) 744-1300 today.