Five Good Reasons To Get A Dental Crown

Hear, ye! Hear, ye! The Dental Queen has a message for all to hear:
Dental crowns are more useful than royal crowns. That is all.
OK, we realize that was a silly way to start a post, but the message is true. If something happened to your teeth, a dental crown is more likely to be helpful than a royal one, especially in the United States, where our country was founded on the idea of doing away with the monarchy.
Should you ever need a dental crown, then we would invite you to visit Oregon Smile Care Center. Our goal is to help anyone we can at our dentist office in Salem, OR.
And if you are a king or queen, we’ll even treat you as well as we treat everyone else who walks through our door.
Dental crowns are replacements for your natural crowns, which are the parts of your teeth that are visible. (If your roots are visible, that is a different issue, although it is a reason to call us as well.)
If you were wondering if a dental crown may be beneficial for you or someone you know, here are five reasons to consider getting a dental crown.
> 1. Fix A Decayed Tooth
Maybe you didn’t realize that you have a cavity until it was too late to fix it with a dental filling. Then again, maybe you were just being stubborn, so you didn’t make an appointment until you started to notice a little pain.
In either case, a dental crown can be used to repair a tooth that has been harmed by tooth decay. As we noted, a smaller cavity can be fixed with a dental filling, but a dental crown will be needed if you wait too long.
> 2. Replace An Old Filling
Here’s another problem with tooth decay. It doesn’t just affect you one time. It has an effect on your tooth for the rest of your life.
At this point, there is no such thing as a permanent filling. Eventually, fillings will wear down, chip, crack, or separate from your teeth. If any of these things happen, then your filling is no longer protecting your tooth from a new cavity.
Each time you replace your filling, you will lose a little more of your tooth. If the filling is replaced enough times, then it may reach a point where a filling is not enough. A dental crown is a more permanent solution for this situation.
> 3. Repair A Broken Tooth
Accidents happen. Sometimes people trip and fall. Sometimes people walk into things because they aren’t paying as close attention as they should to their surroundings. And sometimes people get hit in the mouth with a football or a baseball because they didn’t know it was coming at them.
Any or all of these situations could result in one or more of your teeth becoming chipped or broken.
If that should happen, call us as soon as you can, rinse any blood from your mouth, and cover your broken tooth with wax or gauze. You don’t want to accidentally cut your tongue, cheeks, or lips.
We can restore your tooth to its full size with a dental crown.
> 4. Transform A Misshapen Tooth
We don’t know why exactly, but from time to time teeth don’t quite form correctly. As a result, you may have a tooth that looks small compared to its neighbors. Or, you may have a tooth that seems out of place because of its unusual case.
Once again, dental crowns can be the solution if you would like to change the appearance of your tooth and your smile.
> 5. Build A Bridge
This may be cheating a bit, but it’s worth mentioning.
Dental bridges can be used to replace one or more teeth. These bridges are made by fusing  two or more dental crowns together.
The number of crowns that are needed will depend on the number of teeth to be replaced and whether you are getting a traditional bridge or a dental implant-supported bridge.
Regardless, you will need dental crowns to complete your bridge.
Rebuild Your Smile
Dental crowns are invaluable to our patients who receive them. They can give you back your old smile and restore your ability to eat comfortably.
To learn more about dental crowns or our other restorative services, call (503) 809-4784 or fill out our online form. Oregon Smile Care Center is located in Salem, OR.

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