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Aug
19

4 Ways Dental Crowns Help Teeth

Posted in Crowns

Dental crowns may not be welcome news, but they’re usually necessary if you want to save your tooth. Take a look at the specific ways a crown can benefit your oral health:

Reinforce Teeth Damaged by Large Fillings

The pressure from years of biting on a large filling will strain a tooth. If a tooth is more filling than tooth, then it will be prone to fracturing even further. It could even fracture to a point that a crown can’t help. Preventive action can save you from an emergency later.

Strengthen Worn Enamel

Do you already have a crowned tooth? That crown could be wearing down the tooth below it. Teeth will also wear down if you have a habit of grinding your teeth. A lot of wear will make your tooth more sensitive and weak. A crown can stabilize your bite for everyday use.

Protect Damaged/Traumatized Teeth

Decay can eat away at a tooth to the point that the pulp or nerve chamber is compromised. When it does, the inside of a tooth may need to be treated with a root canal. A crown after your root canal will help the non-vital tooth hold together longer.

Rebuilding Chipped Enamel

If you’ve chipped a tooth, dental bonding might not be enough. Bonding won’t last as long as a crown will and could even result in more of your tooth chipping away. A crown is the best option for preventing further damage.

If your dentist recommends a crown, then that’s probably your best option! Call your family dentist today for an appointment if think you have a tooth that may need a crown.

Posted on behalf of:
Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401

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