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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Getting a Dental Crown

December 5, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Gary Michaelson

We rely quite heavily on our teeth and usually take the work they do for granted until something goes wrong. Then all you can think of is finding a solution that eliminates the discomfort when you chew and embarrassment when you smile.

If the tooth is too decayed to be with a filling, your dentist will likely recommend a restorative dental crown in Orlando. But there are other reasons why you may need a crown; a tooth can crack or break if you bite down on something hard, or you may suffer dental trauma during a soccer game.

Why Your Dentist Recommends a Crown

A dental crown covers and protects the damaged structure of your tooth by absorbing the pressure of its chewing forces. The last thing you want to do is postpone the procedure and risk any of the following from causing more complex and costly complicated treatment in the future.

  • Further damage – Leaving a weakened tooth exposed can result in a larger cavity. If the damage advances, it may not be possible to save the tooth and extraction may be your only option.
  • Exposure to harmful bacteria – Bacteria can easily spread into the tooth and cause further decay, or a painful infection called an abscess.
  • Irritation of tender mouth tissue – The rough edges of a broken or damaged tooth often causes irritation and soreness inside the mouth.

Call Alafaya Dentistry for An Appointment

At Alafaya Dentistry, we design durable restorative crowns at our Orlando dental office that protect a damaged tooth, allow you to eat and speak comfortably again, and help boost your confidence. The materials we offer include porcelain, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. Placing a crown is a straightforward visit, and we can usually complete the process in two visits.

Please call our Orlando dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Gary Michaelson to discuss your needs.

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