Dental crowns are a versatile dental restoration and have been used to protect millions of smiles over the decades they have been in use. Because they are so popular, you may already know that a crown is designed to fit over and surround a damaged tooth.
Crowns can be made from several materials, but the most popular choice are all-ceramic crowns because they blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth. Here are three of the most common reasons our Lexington, KY dentist recommends dental crowns:
- Protect a damaged tooth – We can use tooth fillings for many types of repairs, but when the damage is too extensive, we would recommend a dental crown because it encases the tooth to strengthen and preserve it.
- After root canal treatment – A root canal is needed to remove infected tissue and save a tooth from extraction. It preserves tooth structure but tends to make the tooth brittle and prone to fracture, so we often recommend a crown for added strength.
- Improve your smile – Since dental crowns conceal a tooth, we also use them for aesthetic purposes. A crown can hide damaged or stained teeth, close wide gaps, or alter the shape of a tooth to improve its appearance.
Do You Need a Dental Crown in Lexington, KY
If you have a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth and are interested in learning if a crown is right for you, please call Garden Springs Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis or Dr. Edens to discuss your needs.