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Elk Grove Smile Center
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Do I need a dental crown?

crowns elk grove villageWe use dental crowns to solve a range of problems. Crowns are a versatile and aesthetic way to cover, conceal, and protect teeth in many situations.

Conceal and Protect Damaged Teeth

For instance, we may use a crown to conceal and protect a tooth that has been severely damaged by trauma or decay. This is a good option if the tooth has broken above the gumline and the root is still intact. Whenever possible, we’d prefer to save the tooth and the root because this keeps your periodontal bone healthier and prevents further restorative work in the future.

Crowns can also be used to conceal teeth that grew in an unusual way or are significantly discolored to the point where whitening treatments are ineffective.

We also frequently recommend crowns following root canal treatment. Because we must remove a great deal of the interior of your tooth during a root canal, the tooth can become brittle and more prone to breakage. A crown helps to protect your tooth and restore it to full function so that you can chew without worry.

Today’s crowns are attractive and can be created to look exactly like one of your own natural teeth. This allows them to blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth so that people won’t know your secret. 

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