Why do I need a crown?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that is used to cover a damaged or weakened tooth. There are many reasons why you may need a dental crown, including:

  1. Protecting a weakened tooth: A tooth that has been weakened due to decay or damage is more susceptible to breaking or fracturing. A dental crown can be used to provide added protection and support to the tooth, preventing it from further damage.

  2. Covering a large filling: A large filling can weaken the tooth and may need to be replaced with a dental crown to provide added strength and support.

  3. Restoring a broken or cracked tooth: A dental crown can be used to restore a tooth that has been broken or cracked, helping to improve its function and appearance.

  4. Improving the appearance of a tooth: A dental crown can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.

  5. Supporting a dental bridge: A dental crown can be used to support a dental bridge, which is a type of dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth.

The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth will be prepared by removing any decay or damage and shaping it to accommodate the crown. An impression of the tooth will be taken, which will be used to create a custom crown that fits your tooth perfectly. A temporary crown may be placed over the tooth while the permanent crown is being made. During the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be cemented in place.

If you are experiencing any dental problems or have concerns about the appearance of your teeth, it is important to speak with your dentist. They can recommend the best course of treatment, which may include a dental crown to help restore your oral health and improve your smile.

Dentist, Hecox Dentistry, Gothenburg, NE 

Hecox Dentistry
Ashton W. Hecox, D.D.S. & Mike W. Hecox, D.D.S.
Dentistry you, your family, and friends deserve

If you are looking for Family Dentistry, or Cosmetic Dentistry, Cozad Dental Practice, Hecox Dentistry offers dental cleanings, teeth whitening, dental restorations, emergency dental care and more. Please come and visit Cozad, NE Hecox Dentistry.


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