Top Signs You Need Dental Crowns

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Crowns aren't just for kings and queens. They could also be for you, too! Many people suffer from several dental issues that negatively impact their smile and overall health. To make your smile royal again, dental crowns might be the solution.

Below are the top signs you need dental crowns.

Reasons For Dental Crowns:

If a Tooth Has Had a Root Canal

  • Root canal teeth become brittle and if left uncrowned, they are at risk of fracturing.

Your Teeth Are Filled With Composite/Amalgam

  • When a tooth is heavily filled with composite/amalgam, teeth are subject to fracturing when they have large restorations and weak enamel support. A full coverage crown helps protect the tooth and strengthen it.

Broken Teeth

  • A crown can be needed if a patient breaks a tooth and the break is significant enough that a filling can no longer be placed. Generally, we place a crown when a patient break a "cusp" and that enamel support is gone.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

  • A crown can also be placed if a patient has "cracked tooth syndrome". This is a crack in the tooth, but the tooth is not broken. Often patients present with pain while chewing and a cracked tooth can many times be fixed with a crown. Further treatment is sometimes needed.
    • You may be experiencing the following symptoms if you have cracked tooth syndrome:
      • Find yourself chewing on one side of your mouth due to it being uncomfortable to chew on the other side
      • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures -- Or, to sweet or sour foods
      • Sharp pains when you chew
      • Pain is intermittent rather than constant

Placing Dental Crowns:

Once we determine if a dental crown is the best option for you, we have you visit us a few times to have your ‘crown fitting.’

On your first visit, we’ll choose a color that matches your natural teeth. We will start by removing any decay and shape the tooth for the crown. When the area is ready, we will take an impression of your teeth. The lab uses this to create a crown that precisely fits your tooth and bite. While we wait for your (royal) crown, we often place a temporary one to hold its place.

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On your next visit, we remove the placeholder and try in your new porcelain crown. We’ll make sure you love the way it looks and feels before it’s placed. When you’re in the market for a beautiful crown, a porcelain, natural-looking one is our first recommendation to have the fairest smile of all the land.

To Sum Things Up:

A king or queen wouldn’t wear a crown with cracked gems or loose diamonds. Your smile is no different! Let’s find out if a dental crown is right for you.

For more information about dental crowns, contact us today!

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