Damaged, decayed, and dull-looking teeth can be updated and reinforced with dental crowns. But a cap isn’t your only option. Before you decide to get a crown, you should know what it can do for your smile and what your other options are.
Why Choose a Dental Crown
Dental caps are great for:
There may be other situations in which your dentist feels your tooth needs a crown. In general, dental caps bring the benefits of strength, protection, and beauty to a smile.
When You May Want to Pass on a Crown
There are, however, a couple of instances in which a full dental crown isn’t so ideal.
Perhaps one of your front teeth has a small chip in it. You could cap it with an entire crown. But for a more conservative look, you might opt for a cosmetic dental veneer. Front teeth don’t experience as much bite pressure as the back ones, so as long as a tooth is structurally-sound, you may not need a full dental cap.
Something similar is the case when it comes to molars. Back teeth with minimal damage may not need to be completely covered with a cap. Instead, they may qualify for a restoration called an inlay or onlay. This works like a combination crown and filling.
The best way to find out which kind of restoration your tooth needs is to see your local dentist for an examination.
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Manhattan Dental Design
315 W 57th St Suite 206
New York, NY 10019
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