If you have a tooth that’s damaged but is still savable, a dental crown could be utilized for restoring its function, look, and shape. There are various situations that a crown can help save a damaged tooth. While a consultation with Dr. Samuel Allen, Dr. Brian Giammalva, or Dr. Brian Petersburg here at Fowlerville Family Dentistry in Fowlerville, MI, is needed to determine your candidacy for dental crowns, until then, here are certain situations that could warrant the use of crowns:
Fractures or cracks inside teeth can cause pain during chewing. Using a crown will hold together and strengthen a cracked tooth as well as distribute the pressure evenly across the entire tooth to get rid of the pain.
Excessively Big Fillings
When your tooth has a fracture or cavity that’s approximately half the tooth’s width or bigger, your dentist in Fowlerville, MI, might recommend a dental crown in place of or to support the dental filling. The reason for this is that the remaining tooth structure around the filling may be too weak that it will be susceptible to fracture.
Broken or Damaged Cusps
Cusps usually break because of existing huge fillings or trauma. Because they’re part of the teeth that take most of the pressure when chewing, they will have to be protected by a crown to prevent further damage.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal will leave the tooth hollow and, thus, more vulnerable to damage. This means that almost all teeth that have undergone a root canal may have to be fitted with a dental crown to protect it from damage.
A Less-Than Stellar Smile
An underwhelming smile due to teeth that are discolored, gapped, or unevenly shaped could be made to appear beautiful and natural using dental crowns.
Worn Out Teeth
If you grind your teeth regularly, you can expect your teeth to wear down prematurely. Teeth could likewise wear down due to erosion from acids caused by GERD or acidic foods. In some cases, the enamel might even erode completely and leave soft, tiny teeth unprotected. Eventually, the bite could even collapse. All these can be treated with dental crowns.
Combined with Dental Implants
Dental crowns are also used in combination with dental implants for restoring gaps left by lost teeth. Additionally, crowns could likewise be used on loose, multiple teeth that will then be splinted together to give the teeth more stability.
Interested in Dental Crowns? We Can Help.
Dial (517) 223-8545 to reach Fowlerville Family Dentistry here at Fowlerville, MI, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Samuel Allen, Dr. Brian Giammalva, or Dr. Brian Petersburg.