Crowns aren’t just for the heads of monarchs; they’re also a form of dental restoration that is often bonded to a tooth to prevent ongoing decay. For many people, they aren’t fully aware of the benefits of a crown versus a veneer or if it’s the best option for them in regards to combating the dental trouble that they might be experiencing.
How to Know What to Do
Let’s break down why you might need one first. As a tooth collects the acidic and sugar-filled remnants of food and drink the enamel around it, and after some time passes the integrity of the tooth could be in danger—that’s when the necessity of getting a crown applied to the tooth might arise. When you talk a dentist, they will run through the cause of any discomfort that you are feeling, or what might cause discomfort in the future, and they’ll present you with the best means of tackling these issues. Some of the things that might result in the need for a dental crown are:
- You have extreme discoloration in your tooth that could be a red flag of further issues or the tooth is misshapen, producing danger of breakage.
- You have a dental bridge that needs to be held in place, this can be done with a crown.
- You have a tooth that is already broken; a crown can restore the broken tooth by holding it together and in place as well as hiding unwanted aesthetics.
- If you have a tooth that is weakened from decay or grinding, or natural degradation, a crown can hold it together and preserve it for longer.
When you speak with us, or any other dental professional, it’s important to discuss your options as well as what you’re insurance will help you get. There are times when a veneer might be a good stop-gap or more affordable option, though they are less durable.
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