Has your dentist told you that you need a crown? If so, there are many reasons why your tooth may need this restoration.
What is a crown?
A crown covers an entire tooth above the gumline. Your dentist will first need to remove any decay and shape the tooth to hold a crown on top. You will typically wear a temporary crown until your permanent crown is made and ready to be placed.
Four reasons why you may need a crown are:
Cracked tooth- When you have a crack in your tooth, this can cause pain when you chew. As you bite down on food, this adds pressure and causes your cracked tooth to pull apart. A crown will cover the tooth and hold it together to help relieve the pain.
Broken tooth- If you have a tooth with a large filling, that can weaken your tooth and cause it to crack or break. A crown would be needed to cover the tooth and keep it together.
Implants- Once a dental implant is placed into your jawbone, a crown is needed to place on top of the implant to function like a natural tooth.
After a Root Canal- When a tooth has a root canal procedure, the inside of a tooth is cleaned out and refilled which can make the tooth more prone to cracking. Your dentist will likely place a crown on your tooth after you have had a root canal to help prevent tooth fractures.
Do you think you need a crown?
Visit your dentist. They will be able to determine if a crown is right for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Timber Springs Dental
5444 Atascocita Road Suite 100
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