Clint Newman, DDS

Dental Crowns Benefits and Risks

By Clint Newman on November 07, 2012

Nashville Dental Crown RisksIf you have a tooth that is extensively damaged due to decay or injury, it is common practice for a dental crown to be placed over the affected tooth. After the injured and decayed parts of the tooth are removed, a dental crown can be placed to provide additional support and protection. For patients in Nashville and Brentwood, cosmetic dentist Clint Newman is experienced in performing the dental crowns treatment. His talent and skill allow his patients to enjoy the benefits of dental crowns while avoiding some of the possible risks.

Benefits

For our patients in Nashville, dental crowns have one overwhelming benefit: a patient can enhance two aspects of the smile with just one dental procedure. That is because dental crowns improve both the aesthetics and health of the teeth. When teeth are decayed and injured, dental flaws such as yellowing or graying of the teeth, chips, or cracks develop. By placing the dental crown, Dr. Newman is able to mask these cosmetic flaws. In addition, the health and strength of the tooth will be improved with placement of the dental crown. Dr. Newman will clean out all signs of decay prior to placing the dental crown; once placed, the crown acts as a barrier to block out bacteria.

Another benefit of dental crowns is that they can be used to save a severely infected tooth and prevent the need for tooth extraction. A dental crown can be placed as long as the root is still healthy. If a decayed tooth is not treated, infection can spread below the surface of the tooth and result in the need for root canal treatment or removal of the tooth. By placing a dental crown before infection progresses to its advanced stages, Dr. Newman helps you avoid the need for more serious dental treatments. Overall, a dental crown can strengthen your tooth, improves your overall oral health, eliminates any pain or sensitivity that the damaged tooth was causing, and enhances the tooth’s appearance.

Risks

There are not many risks associated with dental crowns. First, if the underlying infection is not completely removed, the dental crown will need to be removed and replaced; if this happens, the decay that remains under the dental crown can spread and cause further dental health problems. A second risk of treatment is a dental crown that is placed incorrectly. In these cases, the dental crown may not fit well because the tooth was not sufficiently prepared to accommodate the dental crown. Having a poorly fitted crown can leave a patient more vulnerable to new decay because bacteria will be able to work its way underneath the dental crown. Fortunately, Dr. Newman is very experienced in placing dental crowns so our Nashville patients can avoid dental crown risks and be sure that they will receive a thorough and successful treatment.

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to improve your dental health and are looking for an experienced and trusted dentist, schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Clint Newman. Dr. Newman and his staff can meet all of your dental needs.

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