Why Does Your Tooth Need A Dental Crown?

A beautiful and healthy smile improves your confidence and your quality of life. However, if you have discolored, damaged, or crooked teeth, they may be discouraging you from smiling. The good news is that smile can be achieved with Glendale same day crown.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” fitted over a tooth to restore its size, shape, strength, and appearance. Here are some reasons why your tooth may need a dental crown;

  1.     Large Cavities 

Cavities are bacterial infections of the tooth’s enamel and other hard materials that make up the teeth. Germs in your mouth consume sugar and create acid, which dissolves the enamel and allows bacteria to enter the tooth. As the cavity grows, it weakens and compromises the enamel, making it unable to support normal chewing functions.

To determine whether a tooth requires a filling or a dental crown, your dentist measures the size of the cavity and the amount of good tooth structure left. In many circumstances, the cavity is so big that the remaining tooth structure cannot support a filling. Therefore, you will require a dental crown.

  1.     Severe Acid Erosion

 Patients with severe acid reflux and those who like drinking acidic drinks like sodas every day may lose considerable enamel due to erosion. A dental crown is vital to restore your damaged teeth and replace the missing enamel to avoid further damage and possible tooth loss.

  1.     Enamel Loss from Strong grinding/clenching

 Physical wear and tear from excessive grinding and clenching during sleep is another source of considerable enamel loss. As enamel wears away, the teeth get shorter and flatter. Using a dental crown on these teeth helps avoid further damage and ultimate tooth loss.

  1.     Cracked Teeth

Although cracks are more common in teeth with big fillings, they can also occur in apparently healthy teeth. Individuals who grind or clench their teeth while asleep are more likely to develop cracks in their back molars.

 In addition, cracked teeth may result from an injury like biting a hard, unfamiliar object. The enamel breaks down when a tooth cracks, allowing temperature sensations and microorganisms to enter the tooth. Common side effects of a tooth crack include sensitivity to cold drinks or substances.

  1.     Big Fillings

A large filling on a tooth may need the placement of a dental crown. While a filling is an excellent way to rebuild a tooth structure that has been lost due to disease, it does not strengthen the tooth. It merely covers the gap. A dental crown is necessary to avoid future damage when a large filling covers more than half of the exposed tooth.

  1.     Root Canal Treatment

 A tooth that has had root canal therapy requires complete coverage with a dental crown since root canals destroy the nerves and blood supply from a tooth’s hollow chamber. Teeth become fragile and easy to shatter without a blood supply. Because root canal teeth lack a nerve, they do not feel the symptoms of a broken tooth; therefore, patients frequently overlook the warning indications of a problem. After a root canal treatment, the tooth requires a crown to keep it from cracking.

If you have a discolored, broken, or damaged tooth, a dental crown is the best option to restore your tooth and smile. Contact Alta Canyada Dental Group in Glendale to get started with your same-day crowns.