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Common Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

October 17, 2020
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Posted By: Winning Smiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center

Has your dentist recently recommended a tooth crown? Your teeth seem to be functioning fine, and you’re not in any pain, so you may wonder why a crown and not some other treatment? 

Do You Really Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth restoration that’s commonly used to extend the lifespan of a damaged tooth. If your dentist in Fontana, CA, it’s because it is the best option to save the tooth, protect it from further damage, and get your smile functioning well again.

There are several common reasons why your dentist might recommend a dental crown:

You Have a Cracked or Broken Tooth

Commonly, patients require a dental crown because they have a cracked or broken tooth. You may not even realize that your tooth is damaged, or you may experience tooth pain if the fracture is close to the nerve. A dental crown placed on the tooth absorbs chewing forces to protect it from further damage.

You Have Had Root Canal Treatment

If your Fontana dentist needs to perform a root canal because of an abscessed or infected tooth, they may recommend a dental crown. That is because the procedure hollows out the inside of your tooth, leaving it brittle and prone to fracture. A customized dental crown is necessary in this case to protect the compromised tooth.

Your Teeth Have Worn Down

Tooth wear is natural as we age, but sometimes factors like teeth grinding, eating highly acidic foods, or acid reflux can cause excessive wear. If it is too extensive for a filling, a dental crown might be the best solution.

You Have a Cosmetic Tooth Issue

Do you have a dark, discolored tooth that can’t be whitened? Is one of your teeth oddly shaped or sized? In both cases, an all-porcelain dental crown expertly placed can restore the aesthetics and harmony of your smile.

Same-Day Dental Crowns in Fontana, CA

At Winning Smiles, we are pleased to offer the convenience of same-day dental crowns for patients who want to avoid multiple appointments and the wait involved with traditional crowns fabricated at a dental lab. Dr. Mostafa Koperly plans, designs, and customizes your beautiful new crown in a single appointment at our Fontana, CA dental office.

Call us to schedule an appointment to learn more!

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