When Dental Crowns Are Necessary

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Dental crowns are a popular restorative treatment for many dental problems. When one of our experienced dentists recommends a dental crown, it’s usually in your best interest. A dental crown protects and restores teeth to prevent further issues. This blog shares four situations when dental crowns are necessary.

1. Broken or Cracked Tooth

Whether it was a sports game or a car accident, high impact or trauma can result in the need for a dental crown. Even if the tooth isn’t causing pain or interfering with speaking or eating, a broken or cracked tooth is vulnerable to disease and decay. A dental crown will protect the area from further damage.

2. Large Cavity

At High Point Dentistry, our team always checks for signs of cavities. Treating the area before bacteria causes significant damage is the best way to maintain your original tooth. However, without regular visits or delaying treatment, a large cavity can form and weaken the tooth requiring a dental crown.

3. Root Canal Therapy

When an infection or cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth, a root canal may save the tooth. While a root canal can save the natural tooth structure, the tooth will become weak. A dental crown is often the last step of root canal therapy to strengthen and protect the tooth.

4. Dental Implants

A missing tooth can cause dental problems if it hasn’t already. Replacing missing teeth is a great way to retain your natural function and appearance. Since a dental implant is a rod inserted into the jawbone, restoration needs to be placed on top for the implant to appear natural. Dental crowns are often placed on top.

Restorative Dentistry in Elgin, Palatine & Schaumburg, IL

At High Point Dentistry, we offer many restorative dentistry options, including dental crowns! Dental crowns can be shaped and matched to fit in with your surrounding teeth to look natural. Contact our office to learn more about our restorative options today.

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