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4 common reasons to get a dental crown

Give your teeth the royal treatment with dental crowns!

This procedure involves placing a cap over the top of an existing tooth. Dental crowns provide a solution to a wide range of tooth problems, from restoring the shape and appearance of the original tooth to providing extra strength and protection. 

Here are some of the most common reasons you may need to get a dental crown.

Many people get dental crowns for cosmetic reasons.

1. You have a misshapen or discoloured tooth

Many people get dental crowns for cosmetic reasons. Improving the appearance of your teeth with dental crowns means you never have to worry about hiding your smile!

A crown can cover up an unsightly tooth and enhance your smile by ensuring you have a perfect set of even and attractive pearly whites. 

2. You have a tooth with a large filling

If your tooth has a large cavity that requires a filling involving at least half the width of your tooth, the structure of it may be weakened.  A dental crown can be used to support and strengthen the tooth. This is an effective way to make sure your tooth doesn't suffer further damage from a fracture.

3. You have a cracked tooth

Once upon a time, damaged teeth had to be removed. Now, thanks to the restorative nature of dental crowns, you could keep cracked teeth for longer. When a crown is placed over a cracked tooth, it not only stabilises it and prevents further damage, it can reduce the pain you might feel when chewing.

Dental crowns can help perfect your smile!Dental crowns can help perfect your smile!

4. You have worn teeth

Dental crowns are a practical and cosmetic solution to worn teeth. Your teeth can get worn down if you grind your teeth in your sleep, if you eat a lot of acidic foods, or if you suffer from gastrointestinal acid reflux.

As the teeth get worn down, they get shorter and the enamel is eroded, sometimes causing your teeth to feel more sensitive or have a yellowed appearance. Dental crowns can restore your teeth and make sure you have a proper bite. 

If you think you fit into any of the categories above and may benefit from a dental crown, get in touch with us today. We will be able to answer any questions, assess your situation and help you decide if a dental crown is right for you.