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What Exactly Is a Dental Crown Used For?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling after getting dental crowns from Everglades Family Dental in Pembroke Pines, FLDental crowns are specially designed caps that we place on top of damaged teeth. They are used to cover, protect, and restore the shape of your teeth in case dental fillings cannot fix the problem. These oral appliances can be made out of porcelain, metals, ceramics, and resin. What makes them advantageous is that they do not require special care other than good oral hygiene. Here is all you need to know about dental crowns.

The Use of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are appliances that help restore the size, shape, appearance, and strength of your tooth. They are cemented into position on your teeth, covering the visible part of it. Knowing the roles of dental crowns will help you understand their importance.

A dental crown can be used to protect a weak tooth damaged by conditions like tooth decay. A crown helps prevent it from breaking by keeping the weakened tooth together. Dental crowns can also be used to restore severely worn down or broken teeth. This is important because broken teeth can be harmful to your health. They can cause cuts that lead to bleeding.

A dental crown is also used to support a tooth with a large dental filling. This helps prevent the dental filling from falling off. Keep in mind that dental fillings are used to fill up holes left by cavities. When the holes are too big, more dental filling is used. Given that dental fillings could have stability problems, a dental crown covers them to provide support. As a result, you will have a stable tooth.

Dental crowns also play a key role in holding dental bridges in place. When a dental bridge gets loose or out of position, dental crowns are used to steady them and keep them in place. This allows you to chew properly without hurting your tongue or surrounding teeth.

Bottom Line

As much as dental crowns help restore your smile, they could get damaged by several factors, emphasizing the importance of taking good care of them. You should maintain high standards of oral hygiene to prevent the accumulation of bacteria. Contact our offices for more information on dental crowns.

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