When Do You Need to Get a Crown?
When it comes to bolstering your teeth in both strength and aesthetics, the benefits of dental crowns are hard to beat. Learn more about the scenarios where crowns may be the right choice for you.
Teeth with Cavities
If you have teeth with deep cavities, these can be fixed with either fillings or dental crowns. However, fillings may provide inadequate protection, as advanced cavities have rotten away too much of the tooth structure for there to be much left over to fill. Instead, for teeth with deep decay, a crown can be a more long-lasting solution. Dental crowns are the best way to strengthen teeth with cavities and avoid any more damage in the future.
After a Root Canal
After a root canal, the tooth is left weak and has to be protected from the risk of fracture. While a filling is usually enough for the front teeth, the back teeth need a crown to protect them while they do the majority of the work when you chew.
Crowns for Bruxism
Bruxism is when anxiety and other causes lead to the grinding of teeth during the night, leading to a range of symptoms such as toothache and sore jaw muscles. Over time, the unrelenting grinding of the teeth can wear down the enamel and start to damage the structure of the tooth. For worn and damaged teeth, dental crowns are used in sleep disorder dentistry to protect from them further damage.
Other Weak Teeth
Even without a root canal surgery or bruxism, if you have weak teeth for any other reason, crowns can protect these teeth just as well. These could range from head injuries to enamel wearing down over time.
Too late to protect a weak tooth? Crowns can still protect broken or fractured teeth. The crown will support the damaged tooth, : and protect from further sensitivity, pain and breakage.
Teeth don’t have to be broken for dental crowns to do their job! Crooked, chipped, misshapen or even severely stained teeth can be fixed by placing a crown on top. Crowns do more than just improve the aesthetics of your smile, as they strengthen the structure of a tooth.
Crowns for Bridges
Dental bridges help to fill in the gap left behind by a missing tooth, to stabilise where the false tooth is placed. They work best when used in conjunction with dental crowns. The crown is placed on the neighbouring teeth, on either side of the gap, to provide a firm structure to help anchor the bridge.
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