When Your Tooth Will Need A Crown

Cosmetic or Restorative Dentistry is more than simply appearance when a tooth has been cracked, chipped, or decayed to the point where the tooth cannot hold a filling large enough to repair the tooth.  Think of a crown as the cap on the top of your teeth.  This is portion of your tooth which bears the pressure of your chewing and must be the strongest part of your tooth.

When your tooth has been damaged as described above, your dentist will put a cap or a crown on top of your damaged tooth after correcting the problem in the tooth.  The cap or crown will return the tooth to its former strength and enable the following:

  • hold a dental bridge in place
  • restore a severely worn down or broken tooth
  • will cover and make functional a dental implant
  • protect a tooth weakened by decay or hold together a cracked tooth
  • will cover a tooth with a large filling and little tooth to support it
  • will cover and restore a misshapen or highly discolored tooth
  • will provide a cover for purely cosmetic purposes

Should Dr. Gehrig recommend a crown to you, it will probably be to correct one of the problems listed above.   His primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your smile bright and your teeth healthy.

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