Life with a toothache can quickly become difficult, and frustrating. No matter how tasty a meal might be, you can struggle to enjoy it because of discomfort you experience while biting and chewing. What you should know is that if this pain is not addressed, a problem with your oral health can go untreated. This can lead to the situation worsening, and creating new complications that you will have to worry about! At our Allen, TX dental practice, we can examine a problem tooth, and determine what treatment might be required. To provide lasting support, and meaningful functional improvement, we can put a custom dental crown in place to make you more comfortable, and to prevent further troubles.
Tooth Pain And Sensitivity Can Be A Serious Oral Health Concern
If you have a hard time biting and chewing due to dental pain, you could be experiencing problems because of a tooth that is affected by decay, or injured. Both put you at risk for an internal tooth infection. When bacteria make their way past your enamel and attack the living tissues housed in your pulp, you can experience persistent pain, and you are at risk of losing your tooth! With this in mind, you should treat a lingering toothache as something that should be addressed urgently, not just a reason to avoid putting bite pressure on a particular tooth when you eat. Your dentist can put a stop to an infection by performing a root canal procedure, which removes damaged tissues from your pulp, and prevents the potential spread of bacteria through the root to your jawbone.
Designing A Dental Crown To Fit Your Tooth
A custom dental crown can stay stable on your tooth, provide support for biting and chewing, and even give support to neighboring teeth. At our practice, you will have your tooth carefully measured and prepared to receive your restoration. When your custom crown is ready, you can return to have it put in place.
Will My Dental Crown Hurt My Smile?
The material used to craft your crown can depend on your specific needs. If you have a molar or premolar in need of treatment, the strength of your crown will be important, as these teeth face more biting and chewing pressure. Metal material can be recommended in these situations because it can produce a stronger crown, and because the restoration will be hard to see. If the visibility of a crown is a concern, you can be relieved to know that porcelain and zirconia are both effective at creating lifelike products, so your smile is not changed by your dental work!
Talk To Allen Family Dental About Receiving A Dental Crown
Allen Family Dental is ready to help patients with concerns about dental pain! We can restore the health of your smile, and make sure your tooth is protected with a durable dental crown to make it easier for you to bite and chew. To make an appointment with Dr. Torrens-Parker or Dr. Lizardi, call Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX, today at (469) 342-6644.