What Kinds of Issues Can the Use of Dental Crowns Resolve?

11 September 2018


dental crown and dental bridges

One of the most popular dental restoration techniques involves the use of dental crowns. Dental crowns are more versatile than most people would think. They are quite effective in treating a wide range of cosmetic and structural tooth problems. More importantly, they can still look visually appealing. This is because they bear a very close resemblance to natural teeth. So, even when you smile, the people facing you will not be able to make out your dental crown.

Besides these traits, dental crowns are immensely popular among dentists and orthodontists because of their high levels of durability. However, it is worth mentioning that not all dentists will recommend that you opt for dental crowns each time they come across a problem.

Instead, professional dentists will evaluate your teeth and gums carefully first. Then, they will ascertain the restorative techniques that will offer optimal value for your money. Only then will they consider recommending dental crowns to address your dental health requirements.

In the field of dentistry, dental crowns are famous for their versatility. There is no dearth of dental treatments that these professionals use for resolving a variety of issues. However, many dental treatments do not go beyond addressing one or maybe, two specific dental conditions.

In contrast, dental crowns can be quite useful for resolving an assortment of issues such as:

 Misshapen teeth
 Stained teeth
 Worn teeth
 Fractured teeth
 Teeth with severe cavities and,
 Old tooth fillings

Besides these issues, dental crowns also come into use in dental implants. Many dentists use dental crowns as effective artificial teeth in dental implants. For the uninitiated, dental implants involve placing a titanium implant into the jawbone.

Once the implant integrates completely in the jaw, the dentist will fix an artificial tooth (or a dental crown) on to the implant. As mentioned earlier, dental crowns are not easy to spot. Thus, no one other than you will be able to tell that you have an artificial tooth. At the same time, they are highly durable.

Lastly, some dentists prefer using dental crowns after completing root canaling. Root canaling typically takes place when a patient has a tooth with high levels of decay. In this scenario, the dentist will clean the decayed tooth completely and seal it.

Thereafter, the dentist will place a crown over the tooth. This dental crown will not only serve to protect the decayed tooth. It will help in restoring the strength and the structure of the tooth as well. Not surprisingly, dental crowns can be a cost-effective solution for the dental needs of many patients.

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