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When Do Dentist Recommend A Dental Crown?


Posted on 7/10/2023 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
When Do Dentist Recommend A Dental Crown?A crown is a dental restoration fabricated of metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. Crowns are made in the shape of a tooth to fit on it like a cap and cover the visible part of the tooth. You may consider having crowns placed on your teeth for several reasons.

A dentist will propose crowns after examining your mouth and finding it worth using them to repair or correct a functional, aesthetic, or health issue with the tooth. Today, color-matched crowns are a great choice for patients due to their versatility, strength, durability, and aesthetic properties. You can receive tooth crowns if you:

Have a Chipped or Cracked Tooth


Teeth are usually strong enough to counter the impact or force of chewing or biting at things. However, in some cases, when the trauma is too much, they may give in to the pressure and get damaged. As a result, you could have the tooth get cracked, chipped, or broken.

When a tooth is cracked past the enamel, it can expose the nerves, causing sensitivity. It can also give way to infection. Crowns encase a tooth to protect and strengthen it or improve the smile's appearance.

Have Discolored Teeth


Tooth decolorization can make you shy away from smiling. It is usually caused by things like poor oral health, lifestyle, use of certain medications, and even accidents that interfere with the tooth enamel. Crowns will help you restore that smile you lost due to discoloration by covering the affected teeth.

Have Decayed Tooth


Tooth decay can spread to the surrounding teeth if not treated. Dental caps can be used to cover a decayed tooth that has received root canal therapy to prevent mouth bacteria and plaque or infection from spreading further.

Dental Fillings


Tooth fillings are used to repair broken or chipped teeth, and also to treat cavities. In the case of old and large fillings that are not strong enough, dentists can place crowns to hold them together.

Come visit our dentist for more consultations on dental crowns.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .



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