Dental Crowns and How They Can Help Your Smile

By Michael J. Tisdelle DDS
April 13, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

This versatile restoration may be exactly what you need to revive your smile.

Chances are pretty good that you’ve heard of a dental crown, but do you really know the purpose behind this popular dental restoration? This tooth-shaped cap is able to do more than you think! contact the office of our Charlottesville, VA, dentist, Dr. Michael Tisdelle, to find out when your smile might benefit from a dental crown.

You Have a Large, Worn Filling

While a dental filling is often placed if someone is dealing with a cavity, if the cavity is rather extensive and takes up a large portion of the tooth then a dental filling just won’t be stable enough.

If a large filling has already been placed over the tooth, the tooth may weaken over time. If we notice that this is happening, your Charlottesville, VA, family dentist will likely recommend replacing the filling and placing a dental crown over the tooth to prevent the tooth from weakening any further.

You Need a Root Canal

If we discover that you have an inflamed or infected dental pulp, then we will need to go inside the tooth to remove this structure to prevent further damage. Of course, a tooth that has to undergo root canal therapy won’t be as structurally sound. To prevent weakness, crumbling, or further damage to the tooth, we will typically place a custom dental crown over the tooth after treatment.

You Cracked a Tooth

If you have cracked, fractured, or broken your tooth not only will you want to prevent the crack from getting worse, but you’ll also want to restore the tooth’s strength. A dental crown is the best option for improving the durability of a tooth and it fully covers and encapsulates it. You’ll be able to chew and bite down without worrying about the tooth.

You Have a Cosmetically Flawed Tooth

In some cases, a dental crown may be used for purely cosmetic purposes. When you come in for a consultation, we can determine whether a dental crown will be the best approach for hiding a malformed, misshapen, or severely discolored tooth.

If you think your smile could benefit from a dental crown then it’s time you called our Charlottesville, VA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Tisdelle today at (434) 977-4101 to book a consultation. We would be happy to sit down with you one-on-one to find out how we can improve and restore your smile with a dental crown.

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