Reasons Why Your Dentist May Recommend a Crown

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A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth. Crowns are designed to match the color and shape of your existing teeth, so they blend in with your smile. Crowns have many uses. In some cases, they’re used for cosmetic reasons; in other cases, crowns are a necessary part of treating an oral health problem. Here are a few of the instances in which your dentist may recommend that you get a dental crown:

Tooth Decay
Decay can severely weaken a tooth and leave it vulnerable to breaking and cracking. Placing a crown will make that tooth strong again. If the tooth is already cracked, the dental crown can help hold the pieces together. If you have a decayed tooth that requires a very large filling or a root canal, a crown will be used to rebuild that tooth after the decay is removed.

Dental Implant
Placing a crown is the final stage of getting a dental implant. After your dentist places the implant’s anchor in your jaw and it fuses with the bone, he or she will attach an abutment to the anchor and then a crown to the abutment. The crown will be the part of your dental implant that people see, and since it will look just like your natural teeth, no one will know it is artificial.

Cosmetic Issues
If you have a severely discolored or misshapen tooth, a dental crown may be the perfect solution. A crown can cover the flaws and give the appearance of a natural tooth. Crowns can also be used on multiple teeth to correct cosmetic concerns.

To find out if a dental crown is right for you, make an appointment at Oak Creek Dental Care. In addition to crowns, we offer a complete range of dental treatments, including sedation dentistry for nervous patients. Learn more about the services of our Columbus, Ohio, dentist office by calling (614) 882-5525.

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