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When Is A Dental Crown Needed?

Could your smile benefit from a dental crown? 

Here in Newport News, VA, our dentist Dr. Mark Artzer prides himself on providing the very best in restorative dentistry. The design and crafting process for dental restorations is an art form and you want to find someone that offers the very best and most realistic dental crowns available for gorgeous, natural results. Of course, it’s important to understand what dental crowns do and why they are used so that you can decide if this is the right restoration to fit your smile needs. Here’s when a dental crown is placed:

To protect a cracked tooth: One of the most common reasons to place a dental crown is to protect and preserve a damaged tooth. If a sports injury or accident has left you with a cracked or broken tooth, one of the most effective ways to restore the tooth is with a dental crown. By cementing the crown permanently over the tooth, we can restore strength and resiliency back into the tooth to prevent additional damage.

To replace a large filling: A large filling that takes up the majority of the tooth can weaken over time, increasing the risk for cracks and fractures in the tooth. In this case, our dental team may recommend replacing the old, large filling with a dental crown, which can better protect the tooth for up to 10 years or more and reduce fracturing risk.

To improve cosmetic problems: Yes, our Newport News, VA, family dentist can also improve your smile with a dental crown. Since crowns cover the entire crown of a tooth this means that we can easily hide discolored, misshapen, or malformed teeth. We provide crowns that are custom shaped and designed to fit your needs, whether you need to improve the shape, size, or color of a tooth.

You have severely worn enamel: If you are an aggressive brusher or if you grind your teeth you can easily wear away enamel. If your tooth becomes too worn down over the years this can weaken the tooth and increase the risk for cracks, chips, and fractures. One way to protect and preserve the tooth is by placing a dental crown.

Whether you have questions about getting dental crowns from our Newport News, VA, family dentist or you simply need to schedule a dental cleaning to make sure your smile is in tip-top shape, you can easily schedule an appointment with Dr. Artzer by calling (757) 595-8405.

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