When Is a Dental Crown Recommended?

A dental crown is a versatile tool for treating extensive decay, fractures, and more. In this educational video, Dr. Amelia Aristodemo discusses the details.

A dental crown may be recommended for several reasons, primarily when there isn’t enough healthy tooth structure left to support the tooth adequately. Here are some common scenarios where a dental crown may be necessary:

1. Significant tooth decay: If a tooth has extensive decay that cannot be effectively restored with a filling, a crown may be necessary to cover and protect the remaining tooth structure.

2. Tooth fracture: A fractured or broken tooth may require a crown to restore its strength, function, and appearance. A crown can hold the tooth together and prevent further damage.

3. Gum recession: Gum recession can expose the sensitive root surface of a tooth, increasing the risk of decay, sensitivity, and damage. A crown can cover and protect the exposed root, restoring the tooth’s appearance and function.

4. Root canal treatment: Following root canal therapy, a tooth may become weakened and more susceptible to fracture. A crown is often placed to reinforce the tooth and provide long-term protection.

5. Cosmetic reasons: Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or poorly aligned teeth, enhancing the overall esthetics of the smile.

Dental crowns are custom-made restorations designed to fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and function. They are typically made from durable materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys and are cemented securely in place.

By covering and protecting the underlying tooth structure, crowns help to preserve the tooth’s integrity, prevent further damage, and prolong its lifespan. With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last for many years, providing reliable and long-lasting dental restoration.

If you have any concerns about your oral health or are considering a dental crown, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our dental team. We can assess your specific needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment options for restoring your smile. Thank you for considering us for your dental care needs. We look forward to assisting you!


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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