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7 SIGNS YOU NEED A DENTAL CROWN

Posted by Dawson Modern Dentistry Mar 09,2022

Dental crowns are typically made out of porcelain, ceramic, or metal materials and they function as covers for existing teeth that are either broken or decayed. By placing a crown over the damaged tooth, the tooth’s durability increases and makes it last longer. 

Dental crowns can also be used as restorative caps for teeth that have lost their shape or size. They blend in with your natural teeth so no one will notice the difference.

Signs You Need A Dental Crown

You may be a suitable candidate for dental crowns if you have any of the following:

  • Root canal
  • A large cavity that cannot be filled
  • Cracked or damaged teeth
  • Weak teeth that need to be protected from breakage
  • Dental bridge or denture that needs to be held in place
  • Discolored or unevenly shaped teeth
  • A dental implant (cover)

Dental crowns are quite versatile and have many uses. From covering stained teeth or holding a bridge in place, covering a missing tooth, and protecting a tooth at risk of breakage, there's no shortage of what dental crowns can do.

To find out if you'd be a good candidate for dental crowns, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ashley Dawson-Sutton today.

What Happens If You Don’t Get A Crown

If a dentist has determined that a dental crown is needed, it is because your teeth are in a weak or unstable state, and implementing a dental crown would increase the strength of your teeth and prevent decay.

There are many reasons a dentist may recommend getting a dental crown. Ignoring this recommendation can lead to further damage, including:

  • More tooth decay
  • Cracked teeth
  • Infection

You must listen to your dentist when it comes to maintaining oral hygiene and optimal oral health. If the dental crowns were only recommended for cosmetic reasons, then it is fine to abstain from getting them, as the only difference it will make is in appearance.

However, if the use of dental crowns is to protect the health of your teeth, you must listen to your dentist or look into close alternatives, or you could risk losing teeth to extractions down the road.

How To Avoid Getting A Dental Crown

The best way to avoid the need for dental crowns is dental prevention! This means maintaining good oral hygiene and regularly getting your teeth cleaned and examined. The following can reduce your risk of needing dental crowns:

  • Regular brushing & flossing
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Wearing a retainer if you grind your teeth
  • Treat cavities promptly
  • Avoid using teeth to open packages
  • Get regular dental cleanings & checkups 
  • Avoid excessively hard foods

NEED A DENTAL CROWN IN MINT HILL, NC? CALL TODAY

Dental crowns are versatile caps placed over teeth that cover imperfections in damaged teeth. To avoid needing dental crowns, aside from preventive dentistry, you can always ask the dentist if there are any dental alternatives to getting a dental crown. If there are, you should make sure that this is followed through and if not, do not ignore your dentist’s advice. 

At Dawson Modern Dentistry, we specialize in lab-made and same-day dental crowns. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation in Mint Hill and find out if dental crowns are right for you.

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