It is true that not all dental treatments are a good solution for all dental issues. However, if there is an optimal solution for a long list of problems, dental crowns would probably fit the bill. Corbet Locke, DDS in Waco, TX is dedicated to patient education, and because of that, wants all patients to understand what makes them a good candidate for dental crowns and why it is such an optimal treatment solution. In fact, most patients should be glad to be a candidate for dental crowns!

A Closer Look at Dental Crowns

Why is it that you should be glad to discover you are a candidate for dental crowns? Essentially, it is because the alternative to the treatment is the loss of an adult tooth. This is the very last outcome any patient should want because it means that the door is now open to a host of harmful results. Shifting teeth, bite changes and ongoing damage can all occur with the loss of a tooth.

As your dentist in Waco, though, Dr. Locke can offer you this amazing form of restorative dentistry, which shields a tooth and lets you use it comfortably for decades to come. This is because a dental crown is really a durable cap that fits over the entire tooth. It is an option for those with:

  • Broken teeth unable to be repaired in any other way
  • Heavily decayed teeth that would require much larger fillings
  • Teeth that are misshapen or deeply discolored
  • Teeth treated with a root canal
  • Dental implants

If you are a candidate for dental crowns, a dental crowns specialist like Dr. Locke will be able to treat your tooth as needed and fit you with a temporary. This will remain in place until the lab returns your new dental crowns. You pay a visit to the office where the crown is cemented to the repaired tooth, and within just a few days you will be able to use that tooth as you have always done, and no one will even know it is not the natural tooth.

Find out if Dental Crowns are Right for You

Would you be interested in discussing whether you are a candidate for this beneficial treatment? If so, give us a call at our Waco, TX office at 254-776-4888. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.