Particular single dental crown, molar in zirconiumIn our most recent blog post, we took a look at the way tooth decay influences your smile’s health, and how a dental filling can be used to treat a cavity in the early stages of decay. Indeed, while there are several upon several sources of threat or issues that can complicate your oral health status, tooth decay has to be among the most common of oral bacteria-related concerns. As such, the sooner you seek treatment, the better off your chances will be. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist further details the dental decay process, and how a custom crown restoration may be able to help.

Protection from Spreading Infection

As we previously discussed, tooth decay is among the most common oral health concerns out there. In fact, it affects millions of people every year in some way, shape, or form, and many others may not even be aware that there is a major issue occurring, to begin with. Because of this, we highly recommend attending your routinely-scheduled checkup appointments, as they allow us to provide a more detailed look into what may really be going on.

One of the major effects of tooth decay is the way that infection spreads throughout a tooth. While it may start as nothing more than a simple cavity, in reality, the infection uses this hole as a tunnel into the inner workings of your tooth.

The longer you go without seeking treatment, the worse the situation will become. Fortunately, our team can assist with the help of restorative dental care. Depending on your situation and your smile needs, your dentist may recommend the use of a dental crown restoration in order to prevent the infection from spreading. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today.

Reinforcing Your Natural Tooth

A dental crown is a restoration consisting of a hollow cap. It is placed strategically over an affected tooth and is designed to fit precisely. This not only prevents outside bacteria from entering the structure but also prevents infection from spreading outward.

In addition to providing necessary protection, a dental crown can be used to reinforce your natural supports. For instance, a significantly infected tooth may be sensitive to the touch and unable to properly support the pressure of your bite. With the help of a crown, you can perform routine tasks normally once more.

Versatility at its Finest

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment option, as they can be custom-tailored to meet a host of needs. This includes as a frontline for tooth decay treatment, as well as support following a more extensive treatment such as a root canal.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our office and learn more about the value of tackling tooth decay with restorative measures.