A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap used by dentists to preserve the functionality of a damaged tooth. It is needed in conditions such as when a tooth is fractured, decayed or has undergone root canal treatment. Here are 7 different reasons given by Dr. Ranjitha Mukund, Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 when it becomes essential to insert dental crowns.
1. To strengthen an extensively decayed tooth
Dental crowns are required when your teeth are extensively affected by cavities. A badly decayed tooth has to be strengthened by using a crown because it cannot be done just by fillings. In such a situation, a crown will protect the decayed tooth.
2. To retain a fractured tooth
In situations when a tooth is broken and cannot be retained only with fillings, or to restore an already broken tooth due to crack or fracture, a dental crown is needed.
3. To cover dental implants
Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Crowns can be used to cover these dental implants.
4. To hold dental bridges or dentures in place
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration which is used by dentists to replace missing teeth. This involves permanently joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth. In such situations, dental crowns are used to attach the bridge and hold them in place. Dental crowns can be also used to attach removable partial dentures or over dentures.
5. To cover a tooth with a large filling
Crowns can be used for a tooth where large old fillings have been removed, which helps to strengthen the tooth as there won’t be a lot of tooth left.
6. To protect a RCT treated tooth
After a root canal treatment (RCT), the tooth is usually left hollowed which is prone to cracking. Therefore dentists always recommend a crown immediately after root canal treatment to prevent it from fracturing.
7. To protect abraded tooth
Sometimes due to bad habits such as extensive grinding of teeth or due to loss of enamel with time, the tooth becomes smaller and softer. In such conditions, it can collapse with a single bite and can be restored by placing a dental crown on it.
Many people from Rocky Hill come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children.
To get affordable dental crowns, contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579B Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT06111 (860)-865-0056. We also service patients from surrounding areas including East Berlin, Hartford and Farmington.
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