24 Mar 2020
dental crown boynton beach

If you have weak or sensitive teeth, incorporating dental crowns can save your smile. Dental crowns are caps that protect a weak or damaged tooth to prevent infection or give your enamel some extra protection.

Dental crowns are made out of porcelain because it’s a durable material. Porcelain crowns are stain-resistant and last decades without ever needing to be changed or adjusted. We highly recommend porcelain crowns over other options, such as ceramic-resin, because it gives you the most value for your smile. Ceramic-resin crowns also give you a natural look, but aren’t as strong and are susceptible to staining over time. If you’re looking for an option that’s long-lasting, natural-looking, and worth the investment, our dental crowns in Boynton Beach are the right option for you.

Broken Tooth

Crowns protect most broken teeth but it depends on the severity of the break. If you’ve broken a tooth down to the root, our team recommends adding a pin to support a dental crown in the future. If you’ve broken a tooth to the gum line or if there are pieces of the tooth coming out, you may need an extraction. No break is the same and our team will observe your tooth closely to determine the right course of action.

In many cases, a broken tooth is repaired with the use of a dental crown in Boynton Beach. If you have broken or chipped a tooth, contact our office to schedule an immediate appointment so we can get ahead of any possible bacterial infection. Never ignore a broken tooth; it leads to food particles or bacteria buildup in the area, which leads to tooth extraction.

Weakened Enamel

Our enamel is weakened or worn down due to a variety of reasons including aggressive brushing, teeth grinding, a misaligned bite, or eating acidic and sugary foods. This leads to soft teeth or extreme sensitivity. Not only is this painful, but it leaves your smile at risk of dental decay and cavities! Our enamel does not regenerate and it can’t be healed once it’s been damaged. That’s why it’s important to protect our enamel through proper oral hygiene and restorative treatments. Our Boynton Beach dental crowns protect your weakened enamel by providing teeth with an extra layer of strength to shield your weakened teeth.

Porcelain crowns keep your teeth healthy by acting as a barrier between food particles and the core of your tooth. The core of your tooth, also called dentin, contains the pulp. This pulp is a collection of nerves that connect to the root of your tooth. While the pulp isn’t necessary once the tooth has fully formed, the root of your tooth needs to be protected.

If you develop a cavity that reaches the core of your tooth, your tooth becomes severely infected and needs to be removed. This is why patients require root canal therapy to remove any bacteria from your tooth’s core. Many patients choose to be proactive with their dental health and get dental crowns to avoid any chance of damage to their tooth’s core.

If you’d like to learn more about our dental crowns in Boynton Beach, schedule a consultation at our office today! We’ll sit down and go over every option with you to develop the right treatment plan for your smile. Reach our team by calling (561) 737-1223 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve the strongest and healthiest smile possible through high-quality dental treatments and five-star service! Call Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach today!