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How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile

A custom crown can improve your appearance and restore function back into your smile. 

If you are dealing with severe decay that affects a large portion of your tooth, then a dental filling may not be enough to fully support the tooth. In this case, a dental crown from your dentist, Dr. Renuka Kumar of Scottsdale, AZ, may be the ideal restoration.

A dental crown is a custom tooth-shaped cap that is placed over teeth that are weak, broken, or damaged to restore the tooth and protect it. A crown is often used to preserve a tooth that is:

  • Severely decayed
  • Broken or fractured
  • Weakened by wear and tear or injury
  • In need of root canal therapy (to treat an infected dental pulp)
  • Malformed, misshapen or badly discolored

There are many benefits to getting a custom-fitted dental crown from our Scottsdale, AZ, dental team. For one, placing this crown over a tooth can prevent further damage. It can also restore functionality and strength back into the tooth so that you don’t have to worry about your ability to bite or chew certain foods.

A damaged tooth can greatly impact how your teeth function as a whole. Those with damaged teeth are more likely to deal with bite issues, jaw pain, and TMJ disorders. By placing a dental crown over the damaged or infected tooth, we can keep it safe and protected while also fully restoring your bite.

Will I need a dental crown at some point in my lifetime? 

It’s a little difficult to speculate as to whether or not you may need a dental crown; however, if you are dealing with signs of decay, or if you have experienced traumatic injury or damage to a tooth, then it’s important that you consult with your dentists right away to find out the best way to restore your smile. In many cases dental crowns may be the best option.

Of course, even if you aren’t noticing any issues, it’s still important to see your dentist for routine checkups every six months. These visits ensure that if there is a problem, it’s caught and treated early, which can help preserve as much of your natural teeth as possible.

Need dental work?

No one wants to deal with a dental injury or infection; however, they do occur rather regularly. The good news is that our Scottsdale, AZ, dentist, Dr. Renuka Kumar, is here to provide dental crowns and other restorative treatments when you need it. If you are dealing with a toothache or other dental problem that require immediate attention, call our office today at (480) 767-6918.

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