In order to complete treatment for a cavity or dental injury, your Seattle, WA dentist will place a custom restoration to keep the tooth safe and secure over time. There are different factors that influence how we proceed with restorative services. While it is important to make sure that your tooth has the kind of support it needs to stay safe and secure through the years, we also try to minimize any permanent changes to your tooth structure. Because our practice provides both full and partial crowns, we have more options for providing care, so we can make sure that your support is provided while still avoiding unnecessary changes to your enamel.
Restorative Treatment Should Provide Long-Term Protection For Teeth
Any kind of restorative dental work makes changes to tooth structure need to be addressed. Unfortunately, our enamel is limited in its ability to cover from damage, which is why cavities and physical injuries make the placement of restorations necessary. At our practice, we provide patients with treatment options that protect vulnerable teeth and preserve the way they look. We can do this with lifelike dental fillings and crowns that imitate enamel. Because we offer both full and partial crowns, we can provide different degrees of protection and limit the overall changes that have to take place to provide restorations.
How Full And Partial Crowns Support Your Oral Health And Smile
While a filling only covers the area where decay damaged your tooth structure, crowns provide more coverage. However, they also make more preparatory work to your permanent enamel necessary. With the option to place partial crowns, we can cover more than we could with a filling, but it is not necessary for us to fully cover the tooth. Full crowns are still an important part of care, as their greater coverage area ensures that teeth are preserved after severe decay or trauma.
Preventing Problems That Require Restorative Treatment
You minimize your risk for problems that require restorative dental work when you regularly see your dentist. Routine dental checkups and cleanings lower your cavity risk because they include care that will remove tartar as well as plaque buildup. If a problem does form, it can be caught in time to be treated with a dental filling. Unless told otherwise, you should make a habit of seeing your dentist for this kind of support every six months.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About Treatment With A Full Or Partial Crown
Through the placement of both full and partial crowns, we can provide important protection for teeth. Our practice is ready to provide help when you have active problems, but remember that we are also here to help keep your smile safe from harm. If you have questions or wish to book an appointment, contact our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.