When might a patient require a dental crown?

Dental crowns are a common, standard restoration used in dentistry. It covers a tooth or implant to offer aesthetic or functional repair. At Creekside Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, Drs. Shirin Hamed and Reza Moezi of Vacaville, California, encourage patients to consider dental crowns when they have a need. Our office creates quality porcelain crowns explicitly fabricated for the patient in size, color, and shape to ensure seamless integration into the smile’s appearance. Dental crowns, or tooth caps, can protect and restore teeth or provide coverage for a dental implant when patients are missing one or more teeth within the smile. Let’s take a closer look at situations that may arise in which our team may recommend the creation and placement of a quality dental crown.

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What situations may warrant a dental crown?

Dentists often recommend dental crowns for a variety of reasons:

  • Tooth decay. When a tooth has severe decay, a crown may be used after removing the decayed parts of the tooth to restore its structure and function.
  • Root canal therapy. After this procedure, a crown is often placed over a treated tooth to protect it from fractures and further damage.
  • Cracked or broken tooth. A crown can hold together parts of a cracked tooth and prevent it from breaking further.
  • Natural wear and tear or worn down tooth. Over time, teeth can become worn down; crowns can restore the shape and function of these teeth.
  • Cosmetic purposes. Crowns can cover discolored or misshapen teeth, improving the overall appearance of the smile.
  • Dental bridges. Crowns are used to anchor dental bridges, which replace missing teeth.
  • Dental implants. After a dental implant has been placed, a crown is attached to it to provide a functional and cosmetic replacement for a missing tooth.

How do I determine if I am a proper candidate for a dental crown?

Our team at Creekside Center for Comprehensive Dentistry provides dental crowns for patients who can benefit from them. If you have been told you may need a dental crown or are considering one, call our office at (707) 392-3233 to request a visit with Drs. Shirin Hamed and Reza Moezi of Vacaville, California. The office is at 1350 Burton Drive, and we are happy to serve you and your family!