How Do I Know If I Need a Dental Crown?

Your dentist will have a look to determine what the problem is and whether a crown is the best treatment. But a crown is usually required if you have any of the following issues:

  • Severe damage sustained to the teeth (chips or cracks)
  • Severe signs of decay
  • Severe discolouration
  • Uneven sized teeth or misalignment

Dental crowns are also ideal for those who simply want to improve the overall appearance of their smile.

Dental Crown Treatment

Dental crowns are effective at concealing any significant damage and restoring the strength and function of the teeth by placing a cap over the top of it. There are a variety of materials that a crown can be made from, including porcelain, ceramic or metal. During your initial visit, our dental team will inspect the condition of your teeth and gums in order to select the most suitable crown based on your individual needs.

To ensure the cap will fit seamlessly overtop of your tooth, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth and gums to get an accurate shape and size measurement. Once the applicable tooth has been filed down, the crown will be capped over top and sealed. The dentist will ensure it fits comfortably and just right during this process to ensure it looks and feels as natural as the rest of your teeth.

Why Crowns are Important

When you have a deeply damaged tooth, it can do more than simply harm your self-confidence. It can also lead to some serious issues, such as bone loss, speech impediments, infection, disease, and more. A crown can safeguard your oral health and the look of your smile so you can proudly show it off as often as you want to.

If you have a damaged tooth that you’re concerned about, contact Costello Family Dentistry today to set up an appointment. Our team is friendly, professional, and dedicated to ensuring our treatments are safe, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible for all our patients.

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