The need for dental crowns is quite common, but it can be expensive, so it’s worth making sure the procedure is necessary. But before we dive into who needs dental crowns, let’s discuss what a dental crown is.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is like a cap or cover for an existing tooth. The goal of a crown is to restore a tooth to its original size and shape. It can also help restore function. Crowns are often used to restore a smile for aesthetic reasons, but they can also help you chew and bite better and may help other areas of your health as well.
When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Crowns may be necessary for many situations. Here are some examples:
- You’ve experienced an impact of the mouth and have a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
- You have a cavity that needs filling, but the area is too large for a standard filling
- After a root canal, you need a crown to protect the weakened tooth
- You’d like to restore a badly shaped or discolored tooth
- You have one or more teeth that are completely missing and need crowns to create a bridge, which will restore your smile and improve biting and eating
In all of these situations, a crown can fix the problem, but in some cases, there are alternative options as well. Some of these may be less expensive, easier to care for, sturdier, or all of the above. Only a certified and experienced dentist can help you decide.
Still Not Sure if You Need a Dental Crown? Book an Appointment Today
Our dentists are happy to take a look at your teeth and let you know if a dental crown is right for your current situation. It all starts with booking an appointment. Simply give Mason Dental Center a call today, and either Dr. Mason or Dr. McAlister will evaluate your teeth and give you an answer soon.