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When Do You Need a Dental Crown?

dental crown is an oral appliance that can help treat cosmetic and functional issues of individual teeth. Crowns entirely cover the visible portion of a tooth down to the gumline.

Not only does this help cover imperfections such as discolored and misshapen teeth, but it can also help strengthen broken or chipped teeth. Teeth that are too weak may be saved from extraction with the aid of a dental crown.

Though dental crowns are proven to be incredibly effective, few know when it’s time to get one. Here are the signs you should look out for.

Signs You Need a Dental Crown

While it is best to visit a dentist to determine if you need a dental crown, there are signs you can look out for to be proactive.

Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth

Not only can broken, chipped, or cracked teeth potentially cause cosmetic problems, but jagged teeth can be an opportunity for injury to the soft flesh of the mouth and tongue. A dental crown can help cover that damaged tooth.

Decayed Tooth

A decayed tooth that is too weak to exercise its chewing function may require a dental crown to preserve it. Preservation of a tooth is incredibly important due to a process called jawbone resorption. Jawbone resorption is the process of bone loss that happens when the jaw is no longer subject to the same forces it once was due to tooth loss.

A dental crown allows your teeth to function normally and reestablish jaw bone density.

Misshapen or Stained Teeth

Dental crowns are excellent for addressing minor cosmetic issues as well. Misshapen or stained teeth can be cause for concern for some. Dental crowns can be molded to blend in with the rest of your teeth, giving you a natural looking smile.

Get Dental Crowns at Arcadia Dental Arts

Arcadia Dental Arts proudly serves the Phoenix, Arizona, community, and surrounding areas with a dedication toward care and service, which is why they have the best technology offers.

At Arcadia Dental Arts, unlike in other dental offices, you can have your dental crowns placed in just one visit. Arcadia Dental Arts utilizes a 3D system to view and design your dental crowns on the same day.

To restore your smile with dental crowns, please contact Arcadia Dental Arts at 602-957-9643.

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