If you have a cracked or damaged tooth, you may think it is no big deal. After all, your tooth is still working, right? However, not fixing a damaged tooth is actually a very bad idea. In case you need some encouragement to call and make an appointment for a crown, here are 4 reasons to do just that.
- A dental crown can save you a lot of pain in the future (and probably time and money, too). If you leave a crack untreated, food particles and bacteria can easily get into the pulp of your tooth (the middle part of the tooth, made up of connective tissue and blood vessels). Eventually this may lead to an infection. This can be very painful, and you may need a root canal or your gums may become infected.
- A crown can help you enjoy eating again. Because of the pain of infected pulp, you may find yourself going out of your way to avoid chewing on that tooth. A repaired tooth, topped with a protective crown, means you can get back to your old eating habits and actually enjoy what you are chewing on.
- A crown looks just like your other teeth. Your dentist can create a crown that looks and feels extremely natural. Other people won’t notice it because it will blend right in with your other teeth, and after a short time you’ll forget you even have it.
- You can have a crown in one visit. It used to be that, if you needed a crown you had to have impressions of your teeth made, then these were sent to a lab, and about a week later you would come back to have the crown placed. Now, with technology such as the CEREC system, your dentist can create your crown in the next room and place it on your tooth that same day.
If you have a damaged tooth, don’t wait! Getting a crown is a quick process. Crowns look perfectly natural and protect your damaged tooth from further problems. Call Pacific Northwest Smiles today to make an appointment for a new crown! Call 425-357-6400!