Here at Prairie Village Dental Care in Prairie Village, KS, our dentist, Dr. Terry Linneman, uses dental crowns for strengthening, protecting, and repairing damaged, weak, and decayed teeth. With this in mind, below are some common reasons for installing a dental crown.
A Tooth with Excessive Wear and Tear
Individuals who grind on their teeth could gradually wear down their teeth’s biting surfaces. This may leave their teeth susceptible to tooth decay and can even result in issues with the jaw and bite if left unaddressed. Crowns, however, can help protect the teeth from further damage.
After Root Canal Therapy
After your root canal treatment, the tooth’s remaining structure will be prone to fractures or cracks. Regardless of how careful you are, there’s a chance that you could bite down heavily on the affected tooth and crack it. Installing a crown over the treated tooth, however, will help support it by making it stronger.
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
These are characterized by fractures inside the teeth that typically cause serious pain whenever you bite down on the affected tooth. A dental crown installed by your dentist in Prairie Village, KS, will help evenly spread the pressure that you apply when biting down on the tooth.
Certain Health Conditions
A very acidic diet and certain health issues such as GERD, acid reflux, and bulimia enable contact between your teeth and enamel-eroding stomach acids. These harmful acids can aggressively erode your tooth enamel and result in a collapsed bite. Restoring the affected teeth will require balancing the bite and protecting the teeth using dental crowns.
Broken Teeth Cusps
The cusps are teeth parts used for chewing so they bear the brunt of pressure from chewing. Accidents could break these cusps, and once, broken, they’ll be more vulnerable to repeated fractures because of the consistent force from chewing. Crowns are the only solution for broken cusps.
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