Are Crowns Right For My Dental Problems

Dental Crowns One very versatile dental solution, dental crowns are used by the dentists at Heritage Dental Associates, P.C. in Fayetteville for a number of purposes. If your dentist recommends a dental crown, it may be for one of the following reasons.

  • To Fill in a Large Cavity

Fillings are effective on small cavities, but they need a significant amount of tooth to support them. If much of your tooth is missing, a crown may be needed to fill in the gap.

  • To Support a Weakened or Fractured Tooth

A crown can also help support a tooth that is weakened or fractured by holding the remaining pieces together to prevent the damage from worsening.

  • To Replace a Missing Tooth

If one of your teeth is missing altogether, a dental crown can be placed in the gap to replace it. Often, this dental crown is secured with a dental implant to hold it firmly in place.

  • To Support a Dental Bridge

Another great alternative to dental implants is a dental bridge. With a bridge, you will need one or more dental crowns to replace any teeth that are missing as well as two crowns to attach to the remaining teeth on both sides.

  • To Repair a Tooth After a Root Canal

If you tooth has inflammation or decay down to the root, your Fayetteville dentist will want to go in and perform a root canal to remove it. Unfortunately, however, this leaves a small hole in your tooth, and you will need a dental crown to cover and protect the area.

  • To Make Cosmetic Modifications

Dental crowns aren't just used for medical purposes. You can have crowns placed for cosmetic purposes as well. For example, you may want a dental crown to cover and disguise a tooth that is severely decayed or discolored.

Dental crowns are a very common dental procedure that dentists Kendrick and Kendrick at Heritage Dental Associates, P.C. place on a regular basis. If you think a dental crown might improve your oral health, self-confidence or appearance, call your dentist at Heritage Dental Associates, P.C. in Fayetteville today.