Simply Teeth



Mount Prospect



My Dentist Says I Need A Crown

September 10, 2019

Many patients have heard of a crown throughout their visit to the dentist. Most people truly don’t understand the importance of a dental crown and what it provides for the health of their teeth. There are many types of crowns, in the sense; the crowns can be made out of multiple materials. Each type of crown has its strengths and weaknesses.

When is a Crown Necessary?

A crown is usually recommended when the remaining tooth structure is compromised, either due to a large filling, a root canal treated tooth, or when a large portion of the tooth is fractured.

The main point is that the tooth is compromised and cannot absorb the forces while biting. Large fillings and fractured teeth can leave remaining tooth structure thin and brittle. Even with root canals this is possible due to the amount of structure that needs to be removed to access the necrotic nerve and be void of decayed tooth structure.

Think about the amount of times your teeth contact while chewing, with this type of frequency and impact, teeth are prone to wear and tear. And with a tooth already compromised the likelihood of it breaking down is even higher.

When this is the case, a crown is necessary to restore the strength of the damaged tooth. Crowns are a great way to restore the appearance of your smile, and provide a long-term solution for your dental health.

Call us today at Simply Teeth to schedule a consultation, and see if a crown may be the right solution for you!