Reliant Family Dental
Reliant Family Dental

Is it good to get a crown on your tooth?

We believe the answer to this question is a yes! But it also depends on the situation—let's get to it!

Dentists use crowns to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. For instance, if your tooth is simply cracked or chipped, a filling may be a better option for you. But the functionality of a dental crown doesn't stop there. Dental crowns also:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has been severely discolored or damaged
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant 

All this to say, while dental crowns are generally safe and effective, there are a few things to keep in mind, including:

  • Temporary tooth sensitivity after a newly placed crown
  • Cost and eventual replacement
  • Like natural teeth, crowns are not indestructible—they can chip, become loose, and even fa.ll off
  • Allergic reactions can occur, although this is extremely rare
  • A dark line may appear beside the gum line of a crowned tooth, which is the metal of the crown

Overall, dental crowns are an excellent option for those seeking to improve the appearance or function of their smile. Without a dental crown, a damaged tooth is at risk of breaking or suffering additional damage.

A tooth not properly protected can become infected, leading to pain and swelling. If left untreated, an infected tooth can cause serious health problems. 

Dental Crowns Evansville IN

Are you missing a tooth? Do you have a tooth that's damaged or decaying? If so, you may be a candidate for a dental crown. When you're ready, give us a call to schedule your consultation at our Evansville, IN, dental office. We're happy to answer any questions you have! 

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