Four Signs That You May Need a Crown

Crowns are a restorative covering placed over a damaged tooth or a dental implant. A crown can help strengthen and preserve the structure of a natural tooth or restore the appearance of a tooth that is cracked or otherwise damaged. The following are common situations where you may benefit from a crown.

You Need a Root Canal:

You may need a root canal if you have a tooth that is infected or heavily decayed. The process involves removing the pulp and nerve tissue inside of the tooth. This can weaken the tooth and make it susceptible to cracking or breaking. A crown is usually placed over a tooth following a root canal to restore its strength and function.

Your Tooth is Fragile:

In some instances, a tooth may be decayed to the point that the size of a traditional filling would compromise the structural integrity of the tooth. A cracked tooth can become painful and even break off completely. A crown will help preserve what remains of your natural tooth.

You are Unhappy with the Appearance of a Tooth:

A dental crown can be made from composite resin or porcelain that looks very similar to a natural tooth. They can be used to cover teeth that are discolored or that are misshapen or too small. They can also be used to disguise unattractive fillings.

You Need Dental Implants:

Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing tooth roots. An implant is secured into the jaw and covered with a crown. The restoration looks and functions just like natural teeth.

At Exquisite Smiles, we are dedicated to helping our patients in South Attleboro and the surrounding areas achieve natural, beautiful smiles by offering the latest in cosmetic and restorative dental techniques. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an evaluation.


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