3 Reasons to Choose a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are custom made to look and function like a natural tooth.

There are a few different reasons you may be recommended a dental crown. In addition to the functional reasons, your restored tooth with a dental crown can look and feel natural. That’s also very important to most people for aesthetic reasons.

Dental crowns provide strength

Teeth that have been damaged, broken, have large cavities or have had root canal therapy are all vulnerable to further damage or breakage. A dental crown is placed over the visible part of the tooth also called the crown of the tooth and cemented in place. They provide excellent strength and protection for the compromised tooth. Your weakened tooth can now be stronger and potentially last much longer after being crowned.

They look like a new tooth

The dental crown is custom made to look like a natural tooth for your mouth. The tooth is prepare by conservatively removing a small amount of enamel so that the crown can fit over the visible part of the tooth comfortably. Crowns are usually made of porcelain fused to metal, zirconia or sometimes from gold alloy.

You can save your tooth

In some situations, a tooth can be so damaged or weakened that it would need to be removed, but when a crown is used, the tooth can be saved. This is because the crown provides structure and stability to a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted because of its vulnerability. Without a crown it may be only a matter of time before the tooth fails.

If you have a tooth or teeth that are broken, have large cavities or have had root canal treatment, consider getting a crown. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at Armadale Dental Group to find out if a crown would be best for you. We can go through your options and determine the best treatment plan.