Are You a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Dental CrownsThere are many reasons that dental crowns are a good choice for your teeth. Whether you want to restore an already broken tooth or cover a discolored tooth for aesthetic purposes, dental crowns are an efficient solution for an array of reasons. If you have moderate to serious dental damage, like broken or cracked teeth or deep fillings that have become loosened, then you are probably a good candidate for dental crowns.

Strong protection for your teeth

Crowns are among the preferred restorative dental treatments, second only to dental implants, for restoring dental function as well as appearance. Dental crowns are protective coverings, that we can shape and color to match a patient’s natural teeth. Dental crowns correct damage and also protect the teeth from further harm. Not only will the dental crowns look completely natural, they will also restore the patient’s ability to bite and chew without issue.

A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that is already broken. A crown is a good way to cover discolored or badly-shaped teeth. We also use dental crowns to cover a dental implant.

A candidate for dental crowns

Dental crowns can fix a variety of dental problems, but what determines if someone is a candidate? A patient is a good candidate for dental crowns if the patient:

  • Has seriously decayed teeth
  • Has deep fillings that are weakening the walls of the teeth
  • Already has broken or cracked teeth
  • Has at least one-third of the affected tooth intact
  • Just had a root canal and needs tooth protection

Being a candidate for dental crowns means getting to enjoy the benefits of them. Some of the benefits of dental crowns include:

  • They can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms
  • They require a relatively simple procedure to create and place
  • They are custom made to suit your smile
  • They enhance the appearance of your teeth
  • They typically last for many years

The dental crowns procedure

If someone is a candidate for dental crowns and schedules a procedure, it will not be too complex of a procedure. First, we examine the mouth and then prepare the tooth. We will take the time to make sure the dental crown fits properly with the surrounding teeth.

Once we complete the crown, we will cement it in place to ensure that it is not too loose or able to fall out of place. With multiple forms of material for dental crowns, each patient may have a different preference. Thus, we will go over each type of material and the one that we think will be best for the patient’s teeth.

It really depends on the reason, the timeline, your price range, and your dental history. Now that you’ve got a quick overview on crowns, don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor and have him help you sort through them. Dental crowns are a great way to support your teeth and keep them healthy.


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