The shape of your teeth can affect your bite function as well as your appearance. If you have one tooth that appears to be out of place because of its shape, or due to its poor size, it can become a frequent source of concern for you. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, patients who worry about misshapen teeth can come to us to discuss the benefits of restorative dental work. The right custom appliance can make the tooth a better cosmetic fit for your smile, and it can improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak! We can talk with you about restoring damaged or naturally misshapen teeth with dental crowns. If you worry about the impact a crown will have on the way you look, you should know that lifelike materials can closely match the appearance of healthy enamel.
Why Should I Worry About A Misshapen Tooth?
A misshapen tooth can be a frustrating problem for more than one reason. If the tooth attracts unwanted notice, you can have clear concerns about its impact on the quality of your smile. Even if you are not worried about the cosmetic effects of this problem, you can feel frustrated by how it forces you to modify your bite function. Ignoring a problem with your bite can lead to painful problems with TMJ disorder, and it can cause you to unknowingly overwork certain teeth, which can lead to problems for them over time.
Arranging Restorative Dental Work
By restoring your tooth with a dental crown, we can make sure a vulnerable tooth stays safe, and we can provide support that improves your bite function. The treatment will involve a careful measure of the tooth in question, as a crown should be the right shape and size to protect the tooth without bothering its neighbors over time. If you are receiving a dental crown that is meant to imitate a healthy tooth, we can also take care to make sure that we have the right color match for the porcelain or zirconia material creating your restoration. Once your restoration is ready, you can return to our practice to have it put in place.
How A Dental Crown Improves Your Bite Function
In addition to protecting a tooth against infection or damage, a crown actually holds up against biting and chewing pressures. This means that you can put pressure on it like you would a natural tooth, and you can generally maintain a bite function that feels natural. If you struggle to adjust to a more natural bite, we may recommend TMJ treatment to improve the movement of your jaw.
Talk To Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist’s Office About Receiving A Crown
At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, patients who worry about their dental health and appearance because of a misshapen tooth can speak with us about receiving a custom dental crown! Find out more by calling Absolute Dental Care at (757) 428-7440.