BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS
When Might I Need a Crown?
Every dental situation is different, so there’s no certainty that a crown will be at the top of the list of solutions for you. The best way to know for certain is to schedule a consultation with Austin Texas Dr. Patel, so that he can get a better idea of what your needs may be, as well as any information about dental challenges that you may be currently facing.
Some of the situations that a crown can correct include:
Teeth that have been weakened, either by loose fillings, by decay, or by old dental procedures. Over time, our teeth can go through a number of different scenarios that can all lead to stress, cracks, and breakage. Even if we believe that a previous dental procedure has saved a tooth, there may be a situation where a crown will be necessary.
Teeth that may have structural imperfections that will lead to damage. This can occur due to the natural structure of the tooth itself, or through genetic conditions that can effect the viability of a tooth’s protective enamel. Exposure to acids and sugars can also weaken the structure of a tooth, and make a crown the best option moving forward.
Extreme discoloration, which can occur due to habit, genetics, or a number of other circumstances. Extreme discoloration may or may not be a sign of a more serious dental health problem, but a crown may be the best way to address the problem, particularly for molars. For front-facing teeth, you may want to consider porcelain veneers.