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6 Problems a Crown Can Address

6 Problems a Crown Can Address

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations, with multiple uses to help protect teeth, correct damage, and improve your smile aesthetics. At Park Place Smiles, Minal Patel, DDS, uses state-of-the-art crown techniques and technology to help patients in Glendora, California, enjoy healthier, more beautiful smiles. 

Here are six problems that can benefit from crown placement:

  1. Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth

Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth aren’t just unattractive — they can significantly increase your risk of decay, infection, and tooth loss. Crowns are a go-to solution for all these problems, covering the problem tooth to prevent germs from entering, while also providing added strength and restoring your bite. 

  1. Teeth with considerable decay

Cavities are common, and while many smaller cavities can be successfully treated with fillings, significant decay can weaken the tooth’s structure. Durable and tough, crowns provide an additional layer of support that surrounds badly decayed teeth, reducing the risk of future issues, like a tooth fracture or tooth loss.

  1. Misshapen teeth

Even a minor shape difference can lead to bite irregularities which, in time, can lead to chronic jaw pain, headaches, and temporomandibular joint disorder. If you have a tooth that’s misshapen or smaller than normal, a crown helps restore the appearance of your smile while maintaining a normal bite balance. 

  1. Deeply discolored teeth

Teeth with superficial stains from tobacco or foods typically can be lightened and restored with professional teeth whitening treatments. However, those treatments are often ineffective for teeth that have deep staining from medication, trauma, or other “internal” causes. In this case, a custom-tinted crown covers the discoloration and restores the tooth’s healthy appearance.

  1. Large, dark fillings

While tooth-colored fillings blend with your natural tooth material, metal fillings are much more visible — and because they darken over time, they tend to be a lot more visible as you get older. Crowns cover teeth with large fillings to help your smile look healthier and more attractive. 

  1. Worn teeth 

Over time, years of chewing, biting, and teeth grinding can wear down one or more teeth, leaving your smile looking a lot older than you want. Crowns restore worn teeth and enhance your smile’s natural symmetry for a more beautiful smile and greater confidence.

Typically placed in just two office visits, dental crowns can dramatically improve your oral health and your smile. To learn more about crowns and how they can help your smile, call 626-226-1802 or book an appointment online with Park Place Smiles today.

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