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What are dental crowns used for?

Dental crowns play an important part in restoring a tooth and making it completely functional. A tooth may become weakened for a number of reasons, and a dental crown is designed to strengthen and protect the tooth. At our Vinton dental office, we believe in preserving teeth whenever possible, and dental crowns allow us to do just that.

It’s important for all your teeth to function properly, because a damaged tooth can lead to problems like difficulty with speaking and chewing properly. If the tooth is not protected, the damage will become worse and the tooth may eventually be lost.

Many crowns used today are made of porcelain, which is a perfect material because it looks just like your natural teeth. Crowns made of porcelain are also very durable and, with proper care, can last for many years.

Dental crowns are often used to support dental bridges or strengthen a tooth after a root canal treatment. Because crowns completely cover your natural tooth, they can also be used to restore the appearance of your teeth if you have cosmetic problems like severe staining and chipped or broken teeth.

If you’re not sure a crown will solve your problem, please contact our Vinton dental office, and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment so we can talk to you about your options.