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4 Times You Will Need A Dental Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped prosthetic device that is used as a cap to cover a damaged tooth and improve its appearance. Dental crowns are made of different materials including stainless steel, porcelain, and ceramic mimic. The material used to make a dental crown may partly influence the results you get both aesthetically and in durability.

Here are four situations that may necessitate a dental crown treatment.

#1 – If you want to improve your appearance

Tooth-colored crowns can be used to cover misshapen, discolored and disproportionate teeth.

#2 – If one of your teeth has a broken cusp

Accidents and large fillings can all cause cusps to break. A broken cusp makes the tooth prone to future cracks and may cause immense damage on the tooth over time. To prevent this, a crown can be placed to conceal the remaining cusps and take the direct bite pressure on their behalf.

#3 – If you have a missing tooth

A dental implant is made up of a post, which is fixed on the jawbone to represent the tooth root, and a crown to act as the tooth.

#4 – If the filling on your tooth is too large

A tooth with a large filling is likely to break or crack when exposed to heavy bite pressure. A crown will ensure the tooth and the filling is encased tightly together and does not directly come into contact with the opposite tooth.

Get A Crown Treatment Today

If you have a dental imperfection that is causing you chewing problems or that you’re simply not happy about, consider having a crown placed on it.

Call Andrew Mutch DDS at 626-282-2552 if you are in Alhambra and want to see a qualified dentist for a crown treatment.

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