1. To cover discoloured teeth
Over time, you may feel that your teeth are becoming darker in colour or more transparent. This is a sign that your teeth are wearing down and this problem should be discussed with one of our dentists. If a dental crown is suggested by one of our practitioners, it will be designed to resemble the natural shape and strength of your existing tooth.
2. To replace a large filling
If teeth are heavily filled, the risk of fractures or the de-bonding of the filling increases. Frequent replacement of filings and repeated dental treatments on the same tooth can have a serious impact on the structure of your tooth and can even lead to nerve inflammation. One of our dental practitioners may suggest getting a crown before the filling becomes too big to avoid any complications that may arise from the filling.
3. To stop a tooth from further cracking
Having a crack in your tooth can lead you to feel sensitivity when eating food. Furthermore, if not attended to, a crack can deepen and be at risk of a complete fracture. In this case, a crown can be used to restore the tooth to protect it from splitting apart.
4. To support a dental bridge replacing a missing tooth
Usually, if a tooth is missing, we will suggest getting a dental implant or dental bridge. The dental bridge is usually placed between two or more dental crowns on either side. This is to anchor the bridge and keep it in place.
5. After root canal treatment
If you have undertaken a root canal treatment, tooth fractures are more likely to occur; this is mainly due to the hollowing out of the tooth. We recommend getting a crown post-treatment to protect them from fractures and bacterial infections that may arise.