Why does my tooth need a crown?
At Town East Dental Group, one of the most common restorations we provide for our patients is dental crowns (caps). Crowns are a versatile restoration that can be used to resolve a variety of dental problems.
Dental crowns are used to strengthen and protect the integrity of a tooth damaged or weakened by decay, periodontal disease, or a teeth grinding habit. It's crucial for your continued oral health that we do everything possible to preserve the structure of your teeth for as long as we can. We may also use a crown to protect your tooth after root canal treatment or as the functional part of a dental implant.
While most people think of crowns as being restorative, they also have esthetic uses. If you have a tooth with a large silver amalgam filling, we can use a dental crown to cap the tooth and eliminate the “dark hole” in your smile. A crown can also be used to restore cracked or chipped teeth, as well as masking the appearance of a severely stained tooth.
Every patient is unique and has different dental needs. The best way for us to know if a dental crown is an appropriate treatment for you is to arrange a consultation at our Mesquite dental office so Dr. Loera can evaluate your needs and explain your options.