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By Three Fountains Family Dental Inc
October 22, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Preserve your natural smile with the help of this popular dental restoration.

Are you curious to know what this popular and amazingly versatile dental cap can do for your smile? Wondering if your damaged or misshapen tooth could benefit from a crown? If so, our West Columbia, SC, family dentists Drs. Peter and Brooke Stoltz have the answer you’re looking for to gain valuable insight into whether you should get a dental crown.

You’re about to undergo a root canal

If the dental pulp or nerve of the tooth becomes infected the only option is for one of our West Columbia, SC, family dentists to go inside the tooth to remove the infected tissue. This is the purpose behind a root canal and this simple endodontic procedure can actually save your natural teeth. Of course, once the root canal is complete, our dental team will cement a custom-made dental crown over the tooth to protect it from further damage.

You have a cracked or fractured tooth

While tooth enamel is incredibly strong, even it can get damaged with enough force and pressure. If you’ve cracked or broken your tooth it’s important that you see your dentist right away for care. While small damage may be buffed away or treated with dental bonding, if the injury is more extensive then we will often need to crown the tooth to preserve it.

Bruxism has worn down some of your teeth

Are you a notorious teeth grinder? This problem, often referred to as bruxism, can put a lot of wear and tear on your teeth. After all, your jaws are amazingly powerful and over time this excessive wear and lead to worn down teeth. Bruxism can even increase the risk for a broken or fractured tooth. So, if our dental team has noticed that your teeth have weakened from teeth grinding, we may choose to place dental crowns to protect them.

You have severe decay

Most decay is treated with a dental filling; however, if decay is more widespread then a dental crown may be a better way to support what’s left of the whole tooth structure. If you already have a large filling in place, we can also keep an eye on it to see whether it needs to be removed and replaced with a dental crown.

Are you interested in sitting down with our West Columbia, SC, dental team to discuss dental crowns? If so, give Three Fountains Family Dental Inc. a call today at (803) 755-0039 to book a consultation.