Why Do I Need a Crown?
You may not need a crown. You need one if your tooth has been damaged to the point where you can no longer bite or chew the way that you should be able to. You might want a crown if your tooth has been damaged in such a way that it has become unsightly and you no longer feel confident smiling the way you once did.
Why Can’t I Get a Crown?
There are not all that many circumstances in which you actually can’t get a crown. However, if more than two-thirds of your tooth has been damaged, a crown may not be possible. In such situations, a dental implant may be the better solution.
Will I Be Walking Around With a Broken Tooth?
If you don’t get a crown, then the answer is indisputably, yes. If you are a candidate for a crown though and you are simply waiting to have one installed, the answer is no. Your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown so that you will be able to eat and smile the same way you would if you already had a fully functional tooth.
What Type of Crown is Best?
Perhaps you have a grandparent who wants you to look at his or her gold crown. They will tell you that those crowns are better because of course, they are made from a very valuable material! And yes, the material is valuable. It is also soft and vulnerable to damage. Modern dental crowns are made out of composite materials that resemble your natural tooth, both in appearance and function and they are indisputably the best type of crown.
How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?
Depending on the level of restoration required, a dental crown can cost anywhere from $600 to $1500.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Crowns, properly cared for, will last a very long time. You still have to make sure that you brush and floss every day and visit your dental office for regular checkups and cleanings. Even though your crowns will not decay, you can still be vulnerable to gum disease and if gum disease takes hold, your crowns can be compromised and could even fail.
How Did I Get a Cavity on a Crown, I thought That Was Impossible?
It is impossible. Crowns are not made from living material and they are impervious to decay. You can, however, get a cavity in the underlying tooth. Usually, it occurs down around the gum line. When that happens, your crown can fail. That is why it is so important to take care of your teeth even after your crowns are installed.
If you have problems with functionality or the appearance of your teeth, contact Boss Dental Care in Corpus Christi, TX. You can reach us at 361-992-7551, or use the form on our Contact Us page to book an appointment.
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