Find out more about dental crowns and how they work.
We know that hearing that you have a cracked or decayed tooth can be upsetting, but our Crystal, MN, family dentist Dr. Kimberlee Murphy can easily restore your smile and protect what’s left of the tooth with the help of dental crowns. If you are wondering what dental crowns are and what they can do, you’ve come to the right place.
You may benefit from a dental crown if,
You need to cover a decayed or weak tooth
One of the most common reasons our Crystal, MN, family dentist places dental crowns is to cover and preserve teeth that have severe decay. While fillings can be used to restore mild to moderate decay, once decay has affected both the enamel and dentin layers of a tooth this is only a job for a crown. A crown will fully encapsulate and protect the tooth’s natural structure after we’ve removed the decay.
You need to protect and repair a cracked or broken tooth
A cracked or broken tooth requires immediate dental care to prevent the problem from getting worse. Common signs of a cracked or broken tooth include sudden, severe dental pain that is accompanied by intense tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. A cracked tooth needs to be repaired and often the easiest and most effective solution is to place a dental crown over the tooth.
You need to anchor a dental bridge in place
If you have a gap in your smile due to tooth loss one of the easiest ways to fill that gap is with a dental bridge. A dental bridge requires two dental crowns, which are placed over healthy teeth to support false teeth in the middle.
You need to hide a misshapen or discolored tooth
All dental crowns that our dental team offers are customized to your smile to provide the perfect fit. If you are looking to whiten a discolored tooth or improve the shape or size of a tooth, a dental crown can be placed over the tooth to also provide cosmetic as well as restorative benefits for your smile.
You need to cover a dental implant
Need to replace a missing tooth? If you’ve decided to get a dental implant, then you’ll also need a dental crown in order to complete this restoration. Once the implant has been placed into the jawbone, the crown is placed on top to complete this lifelong tooth replacement.
Turn to our Crystal, MN, family dentist to provide you with the highest quality dental crowns and restorations. We can restore, enhance, and improve your appearance through restorative and cosmetic dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with the team at Crystal Dental Care, call (763) 537-3655.