Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
November 18th, 2021
Your tooth comes in two parts, the root and the crown. The root is the part you don’t see below the gum line, while the crown is the section of the tooth that’s visible. A dental crown is a tooth-colored “cap” we place over a damaged tooth to protect it and improve its shape, function, and appearance.
Here are some reasons why your trusted team at Avalon Dental Care may recommend a dental crown.
You Have a Large Cavity
We may recommend a dental crown if you have deep decay or a cavity in need of a large dental filling. Your new restoration will withstand the biting and chewing pressures and maintain the tooth’s form and function.
You Had a Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure designed to treat a tooth with pulp damage and prevent the need for an extraction. After removing the nerves, the tooth structure becomes brittle and more likely to fracture. Placing a dental crown will strengthen the tooth and restore its structural integrity.
You Have a Cracked or Fractured Tooth
A large crack or fracture can deepen or widen when exposed to chewing pressure, eventually becoming too extensive to restore. A custom dental crown will protect the tooth structure and prevent further damage.
Your Teeth Have Excessive Wear
Habitual teeth grinding and clenching, a condition known as bruxism, can cause significant wear and destruction of the tooth enamel, exposing the underlying layer of dentin. Rebuilding the worn teeth with dental crowns will restore your healthy smile and ensure you maintain a proper bite.
To Replace One or More Missing Teeth
Missing one or more of your teeth is a serious matter. It may result in oral health problems, including crooked teeth, problems with the bite, and jawbone atrophy. Crowns are used to cover dental implants or hold dental bridges in place, providing a secure and stable tooth replacement solution.
To Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
Dental crowns serve a cosmetic dentistry purpose. We may recommend a crown to improve the appearance of severely stained and discolored teeth not responsive to traditional teeth whitening. Crowns also correct misshapen, crooked, gapped, or imperfect teeth, improving your smile’s function and aesthetics.
Dental Crowns in El Segundo and Lomita
Contact Avalon Dental Care to learn more about restoring your smile with a dental crown. We are all about delivering beautiful, healthy, and functional smiles. Call us and request an appointment today!