Go back several decades and the only solution for a damaged tooth was pulling it. Aren’t you glad that you have other options, nowadays?
When your dentist recommends that you have a dental crown, it’s almost always for one of the following reasons.
Do you have a chipped, unusually small, or deeply stained front tooth? A conservative crown could be all you need to enjoy a total tooth transformation.
Teeth weakened by fracture can only hold up to biting force for so long. A crown can protect your tooth before it fractures so far that it needs extraction.
Do you have a cavity that’s too large for a filling? Your dentist can clean out the decay and replace the entire outer portion of the tooth with a crown before the damage gets any worse.
Once a tooth has root canal therapy (the nerve inside of the tooth is removed), it needs a cap to reinforce the rest of the tooth. But a crown could also keep your teeth from needing a root canal in the first place!
Do you grind your teeth? This habit is called bruxism and can really do a wear down your teeth. A super-strong crown can protect your teeth from bruxing.
Save a tooth…choose a crown!
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials you can select from. Your dentist is your best resource for determining which restoration is best for your tooth. If you suspect a major problem with one of your teeth, contact your local dental office for a consultation.
Posted on behalf of:
The Newport Beach Dentist
1901 Westcliff Drive #6
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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