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Advantages to Dental Crowns 

Aug 23 2022

If you have damaged teeth or severe cavities, your dentist may suggest the placement of a dental crown. In fact, dental crowns are one of the most common treatment options for unhealthy teeth! At Distinctive Dental Solutions, we are experts in placing crowns and advising our patients on how to care for their dental crowns. To learn more about dental crowns and the advantages of crowns, call us today. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that is placed on top of a damaged tooth. The purpose of the crown is to protect the tooth from further damage, as well as to restore the shape of the tooth when it is chipped or otherwise misshapen. Crowns are placed and then cemented into place to keep them from moving (although it is possible for a crown to come off, in which case you should contact your dentist immediately). 

Who Needs Dental Crowns?

Your dentist may suggest a dental crown if:

  • Your tooth needs to be protected from further decay
  • Your tooth is severely worn down
  • Your tooth has a large filling without much actual tooth remaining
  • Your tooth has been treated with a root canal
  • A crown is needed to hold a dental bridge in place
  • A crown is needed to cover a dental implant
  • Your tooth is severely misshapen or discolored and you want to improve its aesthetic appearance

Crowns are one of the most common dental treatments! They can be used in a variety of situations where teeth need functional or aesthetic improvements. 

Advantages and Drawbacks of Dental Crowns

There are both pros and cons of dental crowns! Some of the benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Installing a dental crown is a simple procedure—we can even do it the same day in our office!
  • Crowns of today match your teeth and look natural
  • Dental crowns last for a long time
  • Dental crowns can be used to treat myriad oral health concerns

There are also a few drawbacks of dental crowns that you should be aware of. These include:

  • Dental crowns can wear down and crack over time
  • Your dentist has to file down your tooth in order to place the dental crown—a permanent change
  • If a crown isn’t fitted and secured properly, bacteria could build up under the crown, causing issues

Reach Out to Our Dentist Today to Learn More

It’s important to speak with your dentist about the benefits and drawbacks of any dental procedure before proceeding. To learn more about dental crowns and whether you’re a good candidate, reach out to Distinctive Dental Solutions directly today. 

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