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3 Problems Solved by Dental Crowns

January 29, 2018
Posted By: Scott J. Stephens, DDS Staff
Dental Crown | Scott Stephens Dentistry

Dental crowns aren’t just for making damaged teeth look beautiful; they are a practical solution that can save your tooth and add years to your smile.

When Dr. Stephens makes dental crowns for his patients in our Fayetteville, AR dental office, he does so to improve both the esthetics and the tooth function.

Problem #1 Solved: Reinforcing a Damaged or Decayed Tooth

If you fracture a tooth or decay manages to wreak havoc on its structure, your tooth will be more likely to break or split and require extraction. We recommend dental crowns, especially on back teeth, when it’s not as strong as it used to be.

A dental crown encases a damaged tooth rather than just sealing it. This helps retain the structure and protects it when chewing.

Problem #2 Solved: Reducing Sensitivity

A worn tooth without its protective enamel exposes the dentin to temperature changes and pressure. This can lead to a big pain when you bite into something. A dental crown replaces the enamel on your tooth and creates a protective barrier between your nerve and all of the dangers inside the mouth.

Because crowns replace the enamel, they can also restore a healthy bite after years of teeth grinding or neglect.

Problem #3 Solved: Protecting Your Root Canal Tooth

Root canal therapy saves teeth from the only other option – an extraction. Removing the damaged nerve and diseased pulp from the tooth will help it heal and resolve those severe symptoms like swelling and pain.

The problem is that once you remove the blood supply, the tooth dries out and becomes more brittle. A dental crown adds the protection your tooth needs to stay intact.

Of course, dental crowns do offer cosmetic solutions to broken or irregular teeth! If you want more information about the health or esthetic benefits of dental crowns in the Fayetteville, AR area, give us a call! 

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