Dental crowns are great for fixing a wide array of dental health issues. Made of porcelain, these caps are designed to encase the entire tooth. A porcelain crown can serve multiple purposes, with its primary function being to protect a tooth from further damage or decay and can be used to restore a tooth’s appearance. Patients in Albuquerque, New Mexico, get their porcelain dental crowns from Dr. Mark Johnson.
Some of the oral health issues a dental crown can help protect:
Here are some ways a porcelain crown can protect your tooth from incurring further damage.
A dental crown will protect your tooth from further damage by acting as a shield. Since the crown completely encapsulates the tooth, it protects from external irritants which could cause further damage. For example, if your tooth is severely decayed, that decay will first be removed and the remaining tooth structure cleaned. Once this is completed, the crown will be put into place, and the tooth will be protected from bacteria which could cause more damage.
A crown not only protects your tooth from further microbial damage but also from damage caused by forces such as chewing or clenching. That is especially important when your tooth is already damaged. Having a crown put into place will restore the structural integrity, allowing you to chew and speak without issue while also protecting it from further damage caused by physical stress.
If your tooth has become fractured or cracked, a crown will hold your tooth together so it does not begin to break apart in fragments. By encasing your entire tooth, crowns effectively protect your tooth from slowly breaking apart.
Porcelain crowns can save your tooth. They provide unparalleled protection and restoration when your tooth’s health could be in jeopardy otherwise.
If you are in the Albuquerque, Los Lunas, NM, area and are interested in learning more about dental crowns made of porcelain, please get in touch with the Mark W. Johnson, DDS team today by calling (505) 926-5160.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.