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Reasons for Getting Dental Crowns

A dental crown is an excellent option if you have a fragile or weak tooth, or are concerned about a cosmetic issue. Michael J. Morris, dental crownsD.D.S., your Spring, TX, dentist, is here to share information about crowns and explain several reasons that your dentist may recommend getting a dental crown.

What are dental crowns?

A crown slides over a tooth, covering it completely. Because crowns must be able to withstand the strong forces involved in chewing, they're made of a variety of durable materials, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, resin, nickel and gold.

Why are crowns recommended?

You dentist may suggest a crown if you have one of these issues:

  • Cracks or Breaks in Teeth: Adding a crown to a cracked tooth will help prevent fractures that can occur eventually. If your tooth has already broken, a crown will restore it, allowing you to bite and chew normally.
  • Teeth Weakened by Dental Procedures: Fillings offer an excellent way to restore teeth damaged by tooth decay, but very large fillings tend to weaken teeth. Teeth that have received root canal therapy also tend to be weaker. In both cases, adding a crown to the tooth will help provide strength and stability.
  • Discolored Teeth: Fillings, root canal treatment and the use of the antibiotic tetracycline can discolor teeth. Covering the tooth with a crown hides the discoloration and helps the tooth blend in with the rest of your smile.
  • Oddly Shaped or Crooked Teeth: Sometimes, one of your teeth stands out a little too much. The tooth might have an unusual shape or may be a little crooked. Restoring uniformity to your smile is as easy as visiting your Spring, TX dentist for a crown.
  • Short Teeth: When one tooth is naturally shorter than the others, or a tooth has become shorter due to grinding during the night, a dental crown is a good option. The crown lengthens your tooth, making it much easier to eat.

Contact Your Spring, TX Dentist

Do dental crowns sound like the perfect solution to your dental problem? Call Michael J. Morris, D.D.S., your Spring, TX, dentist, at (281) 379-6939 to learn how crowns can improve your smile.

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Spring, TX 77379
(281) 379-6939
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