When Do You Need a Dental Crown?

There can be several reasons why you might need a dental crown. A tooth that is weak or worn down can be made strong again. A dental crown can also protect that same tooth from sustaining additional wear and tear. Additionally, dental crowns can also improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues. Dr. Aliya Khan, the skilled dentist at Moorestown Smile Center in Moorestown, NJ can strengthen, restore, protect, and improve the appearance of your smile with dental crowns.

When Dental Crown are Needed

Dental crowns are hollow caps that look just like natural teeth. Each crown is custom made to fit over its corresponding tooth. Once in place, the natural tooth will be completely concealed inside the dental crown.

Some situations in which a dental crown is needed include strengthening weak teeth, protecting damaged ones, and restoring biting and chewing functions. Dental crowns are often used to strengthen and protect a tooth following root canal treatment.

Another instance in which a dental crown might be needed is to address cosmetic concerns. Teeth that are crooked, oddly shaped, stained, cracked, or discolored, for example, can be given a flawless new look by placing a custom dental crown over them. At Moorestown Smile Center, our experienced dentist can determine if you need a dental crown for any of these reasons.

How Dental Crowns Help

Dental crowns can help your smile in numerous ways. A tooth that is too weak and worn down to perform everyday biting and chewing functions can be made strong again. The crown provides a durable exterior that can withstand the force of biting and chewing food so normal functioning is restored. Dental crowns also protect damaged teeth, such as those with cracks or that have had fillings or root canal treatment. The crown protects the tooth from sustaining additional damage.

Another way dental crowns help is by concealing imperfections, which can completely transform your smile. Since a dental crown fits directly over a tooth, it can hide any flaws that tooth has. Teeth that are stained or discolored, cracked or chipped, crooked, or oddly shaped can be given a more pleasing appearance by fitting them with a dental crowns. In short, dental crowns can restore both beauty and function to your smile.

There are many reasons why you might need a dental crown. Dr. Khan can determine if dental crowns are the best treatment option for your situation. To schedule an appointment with the dentist, call Moorestown Smile Center at (856) 638-5266.

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