Do I Need a Dental Crown?5 Reasons You Shouldn't Wait
Dental Crowns

Do I Need a Dental Crown? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait

Do your teeth get extra sensitive when you eat hot or cold foods? Is it painful to chew or brush? Then, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist. But when do you need a dental crown. And what can you expect when you get one? Here’s everything you need to know about a dental crown. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-shaped covering placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape and strength. A crown may also cover a dental implant, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, hide discolored teeth, or make a misshapen tooth appear more natural. A crown may be recommended after a root canal treatment as well.

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

When do you need a dental crown vs a filling? Here are five reasons why it may be time for a dental crown.

  1. A tooth crown may be more effective than a filling if you have significant tooth decay, or trauma.
  2. Dental crowns are a great option if you need to cover large fillings that are too big for the remaining tooth structure.
  3. If you’re experiencing pain and sensitivity while chewing, crowns can help protect weak teeth prone to fracturing.
  4. If you have older amalgam fillings and want a more aesthetically pleasing option, you can replace them with porcelain crowns.
  5. If you have discolored and severely misshapen teeth, crowns are an easy solution that will instantly improve the appearance of your smile.

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How Much Tooth Do You Need for a Crown?

The amount of tooth needed for a crown varies based on the size and shape of your tooth and the location of the problem area. If you’re missing a large portion of your tooth, your dentist may recommend placing a partial denture or implant instead of a crown.

How Often Do You Have to Replace Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can last anywhere from three to 30 years, depending on their material and other factors. However, if your dental crown becomes loose or breaks off completely, it could cause pain and infection in your mouth. If left untreated, this can lead to a bigger infection, so it’s best to see your dentist for regular checkups.

Will I Need Anesthesia for the Procedure?

Having a dental crown placed is relatively quick and painless. Most patients receive local anesthesia for the procedure. At Pleasant Dental, you can lay back, relax, and enjoy watching your favorite TV show on the flat-screen TV in our comfortable and modern exam room.

What’s the Difference Between a Root Canal and a Crown?

A root canal is a procedure in which the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) is removed, and the nerve is cleaned and sealed to prevent infection. Dental crowns, on the other hand, restore and preserve damaged teeth.

Dr. Shah and the Compassionate Team at Pleasant Dental Are Here for Crowns, Routine Cleanings, and More!

We hope you never have to deal with a dental emergency. But if you need a new crown, a root canal, or to replace dental crowns, Pleasant Dental offers convenient, same-day emergency appointments in a friendly, comfortable, modern office in Greensboro.

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