When a tooth becomes damaged from decay or has had to undergo a root canal, the possibility of further damage to the tooth is exponentially heightened. However, when a porcelain dental crown is placed over this damaged tooth, you now have the protection necessary to go about your day and not worry about external forces causing further damage. Dental crown services offered by Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and the team at Total Health Dental are commonly used by people in the Aurora, Illinois area looking for trusted and excellent dental care.
A dental crown will shield your teeth from damaging irritants that could be living in your mouth. Most dental issues that develop are caused by a mixture of saliva, food particles, bacteria, and acids. Because a dental crown completely encapsulates the tooth, these things cannot reach the weakened tooth to cause further damage. Bacteria and acids are prevalent causes of tooth decay. Acids develop from the sugars we eat, while others are produced by bacteria that are allowed to remain in our mouths. These acids develop and eat away at the thin outer layer of the tooth called enamel, leaving the sensitive inner portion of the tooth exposed. These acids cannot get to a tooth protected by a dental crown.
A tooth already weakened from tooth decay or which has undergone root canal therapy could be susceptible to further damage from chewing when left unprotected. A dental crown protects a compromised tooth from the forces involved with chewing. A dental crown will restore structural integrity and provide complete functionality, meaning a person can chew and speak without worrying about further damage.
A dental crown is a common restoration for anybody who has had tooth material removed due to extensive decay, had to undergo a root canal, or even for those with cosmetic issues that they wish to have covered up.