The more active you are, the greater your risk of accidents, like broken teeth. A slip and fall from skating or blow to the head during a weekend football game can easily result in a fractured tooth. Even eating hard candy can damage a tooth. Fortunately, tooth fractures can be repaired with dental crowns. If you live in Battle Creek, Michigan, or a nearby community, you can count on Earl E. Gaball, DDS, to repair a chipped or broken tooth.
Dental crowns are like protective caps that Dr. Earl Gaball can place over a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth to keep it intact after an injury. They can be made of different materials, such as gold, porcelain, or metal, and help protect your teeth from further damage. Porcelain crowns are among the most popular as they’re natural-looking, resilient, and stain-resistant.
Porcelain dental crowns can be used for cosmetic reasons as well. Capping a flawed tooth with a crown can conceal imperfections, improve its shape or size, and give your tooth a fresh new look. Dental crowns cover a tooth from top to bottom, all the way down to the gum line. In the process, it protects your tooth from decay, discomfort, breakage, and sensitivity from hot or cold foods and drinks.
Your teeth, as tough as they can be, are not indestructible. A flying object, a sports mishap, an auto accident, or even roughhousing with a friend can all result in tooth damage. Porcelain crowns make an excellent restorative dental procedure as they can: