For many people, the phrase “dental crown” is almost synonymous with “pain” or “debt.” In all reality, though, a dental crown is the total opposite of a death sentence! Consider a few reasons why your dentist may recommend that you have a dental crown.
1. It’s Stronger Than a Filling.
There is a point at which your tooth is no longer structurally sound after being damaged by decay or injury. If enough of your tooth is fractured, then a filling won’t be strong enough to keep it in one piece. A severely fractured tooth is harder to restore and may need to be extracted. A dental crown helps hold together what is left of your tooth enamel.
2. Aesthetic Benefits.
Fillings are not always pretty! Even when you choose to have tooth-colored fillings placed, these can pick up staining around the edges over time. A porcelain or ceramic crown, on the other hand, doesn’t stain. It will stay beautiful for as long as you want it to. A crown is a durable and pristine cosmetic choice for heavily chipped and stained front teeth.
3. Less Sensitivity.
Advanced tooth decay and large fillings are often accompanied by sensitivity. A crown will protect more surface area on your tooth. After a short period of adjustment, your tooth will likely feel less sensitive with a crown than it would with a large filling.
4. It Can Save Your Tooth!
A crown may be your best option for halting decay and replacing the support your tooth has lost. A crown now could spare you a root canal or extraction next year. There is no replacement that quite equals your natural tooth!
Talk with your local dentist to find out why a dental crown is right for you!
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