Dental Crowns - When do You Need Them?

Wondering if you need dental crowns and if they’re the right choice for your teeth? Here are six scenarios worth exploring that usually require a dental crown.

To Cover and Strengthen

If a part of your tooth has become decayed and a large cavity has formed, the damage will need to be addressed. Usually, if there is not enough healthy tooth structure left, a filling won’t suffice, and a crown will be required to cover what is left.

To Repair Cracked or Broken Teeth

When you have a tooth that is cracked or broken in several places, a dental crown can provide more support and hold it all together. This can be an excellent alternative to having the tooth completely removed by your dentist.

To Replace an Old Filling

Fillings that are too large to fill any further may require a crown to reinforce and strengthen the tooth. Dental crowns will hold it together and help the tooth withstand a greater amount of force without the risk of further damage.

To Reinforce a Root Canal

Once a tooth has had a root canal it can become more prone to breaking. By adding a crown, it can help to prevent future fractures and add more strength to the tooth’s structure.

To Provide Cosmetic Needs

You may have some teeth that you feel self-conscious about. Perhaps they are badly discoloured or oddly shaped, and you would prefer to have them covered up. A crown can be used to mask these problems and create a more uniform and appealing appearance.

To Anchor a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is used to fill in gaps caused by a missing tooth. Your dentist may recommend using a crown on the tooth beside the gap to help anchor the bridge.

To Repair a Worn Down Tooth

If a tooth has been worn down from constant grinding, it’s possible that it may become too difficult to fix. Depending on the damage, your dentist may recommend a crown.

If you need a dental crown, we can help make the process a smooth and painless one. At Teal Umbrella, our professional team of dentists are ready to provide you with a different kind of dental experience. Our mission is to provide you with the utmost comfort and complete care. Call us today for more details or to schedule an appointment!