Our adult teeth are supposed to last a lifetime. This is why it is so important for patients near to take good care of their smile every day. Proper oral health tips include brushing and flossing after every meal and regular visits to their dentist at Smyrna Dental. However, there are times when the unexpected happens. A tooth may need to undergo root canal therapy to address infected dental pulp. Cavities may form and result in a weakened tooth structure. Patients might have trauma that causes breakage of the enamel and causes a tooth to become more susceptible to further damage. When these issues arise, it is essential that patients speak with their dentist, Dr. David Lamothe, about restoring the tooth in the best possible way, which is typically with dental crowns.
Dentists have used dental crowns for decades to cover teeth that have been damaged or weakened to allow patients to maintain them for much longer than they would be able to otherwise. Dental crowns are ceramic restorations that are custom-made to cover the tops and sides of a tooth – all the areas that are exposed above the gum line. Dr. David Lamothe takes impressions of the prepared tooth and has a quality ceramist at an outside laboratory create these beautiful works of art. Dental crowns are made to look just like the existing teeth to ensure seamless integration into the smile. Many patients find that once their dental crowns have been placed, they completely forget about them!
Dental crowns are affordable and are biocompatible with the body. They are beautiful, long lasting, and protect teeth that may otherwise be susceptible to problems. If you live near Smyrna and you have considered some of the best restorations available, contact Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental today. His practice is equipped with some of the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to ensure comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. He welcomes new and current patients into his practice (678) 374-3764.