A dental crown is a protective shell or cover made from strong material that’s permanently bonded over one of your teeth. There are several reasons why our Atlanta dentist might recommend that you get one, but here are some of the most common.
Significant Tooth Decay
When over half of your tooth is weakened by cavities, it’s best to place a crown, rather than a filling over it. A crown is great for protecting a weak tooth.
As with decay, if a tooth is significantly broken, then it’s also weak. A crown will be the best solution for it. Covering the compromised tooth will ensure that further damage doesn’t occur, and the longevity of the tooth will be significantly lengthened.
After a Root Canal
During root canal therapy, the nerve tissue is taken out of your tooth. This, along with the opening made in the tooth to access the nerve, leaves it brittle and vulnerable. In just about all root canal cases, a crown should be placed over the treated tooth.
When a tooth is missing, it can be replaced with a dental implant and crown. The implant is an artificial root that’s placed within the bone to replicate the missing tooth’s root. Then a crown is attached on top, aligned with your other teeth.
Where to Get A Dental Crown in Atlanta
If you think you may be needing a dental crown in Atlanta, then come see the smile team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta. We’ll be happy to see you for a consultation to determine if a crown or one of our other restorative procedures is right for you.