4 Instances You May Need a Crown

Have a problematic tooth and wondering whether you may actually need that dental crown or not? We’ve put together 4 common instances our dentists recommend crowns in order to protect your natural smile.

Replace an old filling

You can expect fillings to last around ten years before needing a replacement. A small amount of the tooth structure needs to be reshaped in order to place a new filling on top. If there’s not enough support for a larger filling, a crown will be placed over the tooth in order to protect it and allow it to function normally for everyday use without further damage.

Severe fracture or cavity

A severe fracture or cavity means there’ll be a significant amount of structural damage that will surely break your tooth down over time. In such cases, even a filling won’t be able to repair it. Once again, a crown will be able to stabilize your tooth and allow it to function normally.

Root canal treatment

Root canal therapy is often the best course of treatment for an abscessed tooth or teeth with nerve damage. However, after treatment, the tooth is more brittle and prone to fractures as a result. A crown is the best way to protect your tooth after root canal treatment.

Dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular solutions for missing teeth. They operate by securing a titanium post, which acts as the root of your tooth, to your jawbone. A custom made crown will be attached to this, designed to look and feel like your natural tooth.

These are the most common instances you may need a crown but how do you know for sure that YOU need one? Call Studfield Dental Group today for a checkup and we’ll assess if you need a crown or not!