Why would your tooth need a dental crown after you have had a cavity taken care of? In some cases it won’t – if tooth decay is caught in time, a dental filling will do the necessary job of supporting your tooth after restorative dental work. However, more significant cavities, especially those that require root canals, will need the more significant protection of a crown. Of course, cavities are not the only dental issues that make this type of restoration necessary. Any issue that puts a tooth’s health and function in jeopardy can be treated with a crown. Some patients will even receive a crown that takes the place of a lost tooth.
Protecting A Tooth After An Injury Occurs
Chips and cracks can mar a tooth, creating functional and cosmetic concerns. A ceramic crown can protect a vulnerable tooth, and do so while also covering up unsightly damage.
Taking Care Of Congenital Abnormalities
Not everyone who receives a crown needs one in response to a specific issue. Sometimes, the problem with the tooth is congenital. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have an undersized tooth, particularly one that affects your ability to bite and chew properly.
Using A Crown As A Replacement Tooth
By setting it on a dental implant, a dental crown can act as a prosthetic. Using an implant to support a crown in this way can help patients who have suffered tooth loss enjoy a smile that looks and feels normal again. An implant also has the ability to protect you against the issue of jawbone resorption.