Why do I need a dental crown?
When we make a recommendation for a certain type of treatment or procedure, it is because we believe that it will be the best way to protect your teeth. Each person is different and each situation requires careful diagnosis and treatment planning.
When we recommend a dental crown, it is because we want to protect – and even save your tooth. A dental crown completely covers your natural tooth and absorbs some of the force from chewing – something a filling and other types of restorations cannot do.
What a Dental Crown Can Help With
If you have a cracked tooth, a fractured tooth, a tooth with deep decay, or you had a root canal, you may need a dental crown to save your tooth. Anytime the structure of your natural tooth is compromised, chewing, grinding your teeth, or biting into something puts at risk. When we cover your tooth with a dental crown, it holds your tooth structure together and protects it.
When we recommend treatment, we will give you the options we think will get the job done and keep you in the best oral condition. We want you to feel comfortable with the treatment you receive in our office so we encourage you to talk to us about any concerns or questions you may have.