If you have a tooth that is badly decayed or damaged, the dentist might not have a ton of options to save it. But before you opt for extraction or tooth removal, it might be worth looking into other options such as a dental crown that will allow you to keep at least part of your natural tooth inside your mouth. Here's why you might want to talk to your dentist about dental crown implants today.
Prevent a Tooth From Completely Falling Apart
Maybe your tooth is not decayed but was somehow damaged, maybe while taking part in some weekend sports activity? If you got hit in the mouth by something and damaged a tooth, you might be at risk of needing to get it pulled. But a dental crown can cover and protect the damaged part of the tooth and restore that part of your mouth to look "normal" again, with no one being able to tell that something is wrong under the surface.
Remove Part of the Damaged Tooth During a Root Canal But Use a Dental Crown for Visual Restoration
If you do have a tooth that is badly decayed, a dentist might try and save at least part of the tooth through a root canal procedure. But the dentist might remove at least some of the tooth as part of this process so that only the "healthy" part of the tooth remains. A dental crown can then be placed on top of what remains in order to give you the appearance of a full tooth again and also to make it easier for you when you chew on that side of your mouth.
You'll Have More Self-Confidence About Smiling and Talking in Front of Others When You Maintain a Normal Visual Appearance
Yes, just pulling a bad tooth is the easiest and probably the most affordable option when you have a tooth that is broken, damaged, or decayed. But if you lose a tooth in a spot where it will be noticeable to others or you start losing multiple teeth, you might start feeling self-conscious about speaking in front of others. You might also hesitate when taking a photo with others to open up into a big smile. Dental crowns installed by a professional will look very much like the real thing and it's likely no one will notice you've had work done, allowing you to maintain self-confidence as you speak or smile in front of the room.
For more information on dental crown implants, contact a dental professional near you.