If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
Crowns are often used to protect and support teeth that have had large fillings in the past. As those fillings age and need to be replaced, there is often not enough natural tooth structure left for a new filling to be placed. If left untreated, these large, old fillings can break and take much of the remaining tooth structure with them, requiring the tooth to be removed rather than restored. Placing a crown on these teeth restores their natural appearance and function and protects them for years to come. Sometimes crowns are used to treat teeth that have nearly invisible cracks that can cause pain, to build up and protect a tooth that has broken, or to act as the final restoration on a tooth that has had a root canal. A crown is also a good way to improve the look and function of a tooth that is badly discolored or misaligned in the mouth and is always the final restoration used on a dental implant.
If Dr. Holsteen recommends a crown, it’s most likely to correct one of these conditions. The doctor’s primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright – literally, your crowning glory.
Call us at (719) 598-3502 today to learn more about dental crowns!