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Dental Crowns Help Your Smile

Dental crowns can help your smile in many ways. Damaged teeth that are too weak to bite or chew without extreme pain or sensitivity can be strengthened with dental crowns, which helps restore normal tooth functioning. Dental crowns also protect damaged teeth from being worn down further. At Crystal Dental Care in Crystal, MN, our skilled dentist, Dr. Kimberlee Murphy, can help your smile with dental crowns.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are protective shells or caps that completely encapsulate weak or damaged teeth. Each dental crown is custom created to fit perfectly over its corresponding tooth. Once in place over the tooth, only the dental crown will be visible and the natural tooth will be protected inside the crown. Dental crowns are made to look completely natural and no one will be able to tell the difference between a dental crown and your other teeth. Our Crystal, MN dentist can explain how crowns can address your specific dental needs.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer multiple benefits. They can strengthen and protect damaged teeth, restore tooth functioning, and even improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues. One specific way dental crowns are used is to strengthen and protect teeth following root canal treatment. Teeth that have become severely infected can often be preserved through root canal therapy so extraction can be avoided. Afterward, a dental crown is often placed over the affected tooth to protect it from further infection or damage.

Teeth that have undergone extreme wear and tear and are too weak or worn down to bite and chew food properly can be strengthened and protected with dental crowns. Placing a dental crown over a tooth that is weak or worn down both protects the tooth from further damage and gives it a strong exterior for resuming normal biting and chewing functions.

In addition to protective, strengthening, and restorative benefits, dental crowns can also improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic concerns. For example, a tooth that is crooked, chipped, or discolored can be given a flawless new look by placing a dental crown over it. Once in place, the cosmetic issue will be concealed beneath the dental crown.

Whether you are interested in the protective, restorative, or cosmetic benefits of dental crowns, Dr. Murphy can help. To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call Crystal Dental Care in Crystal, MN, at (763) 537-3655.

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5640 W Broadway Ave Crystal, MN 55428-3510

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "This is a very professional place, but the atmosphere is so upbeat!!!! From the start of my interaction with the staff upon my leaving it was such a wonderful way to be treated. Everyone was so kind, caring, and considerate of my situation. They really put me at ease. The staff is Amazing!!!! I was overwhelmed by the experience. Thanks Crystal Dental Care!"
    Jon S.
  • "Michelle and Dr.Murphy were very helpful. Front desk ladies Tammy and I do apologize for forgetting the other ladies name, were so nice a welcoming. Everything was explained to me and I actually learn something regarding Diabetes and your oral health. Thanks again guys I will be back to get some treatments done in a few weeks."
    Shamika D.
  • "Great customer service! Wendy was so nice and super helpful with setting my appointment up and making sure I had all the right information. Thank you I will definitely refer everyone I know!"
    Queen A.
  • "Every staff member was kind and welcoming. I received clear and precise answers to all of my questions. Both the assistant and the dentist were gentle and respectful. I was given multiple options for a treatment plan with no pressure or up sales. It felt like affirming medical care. I’m looking forward to being a responsible and long term patient."
    Tobias B.
  • "Amy did a Fantastic job. She really put all of her skills in the cleaning. Probably the best cleaning I've ever had."
    Santos B.