Why do I need a dental crown?

At Lyndhurst Dental Associates, one of the most common procedures we perform is placing dental crowns (caps). This is because they are a versatile restoration that can be used to resolve a variety of dental problems.

Primarily, dental crowns are used to strengthen and protect the integrity of your natural tooth. With proper care, your teeth should last a lifetime, so it’s important that we do everything possible to preserve the structure of your teeth.

A dental crown will usually be used to provide strength and functionality for a tooth that has been damaged or weakened by decay or periodontal disease. We may also use a crown to protect your tooth after root canal treatment.

While crowns are thought of as a functional dental restoration, they also have aesthetic uses. If you have a tooth with a large amalgam filling, we can use a dental crown to cap the tooth and eliminate the “dark hole” in your smile. A crown can also be used to restore cracked or chipped teeth, as well as masking the appearance of a severely stained tooth.

Every patient is unique and has different dental needs. The best way for us to know if a dental crown is the right treatment for you is to have you come see us for an examination at our Winston-Salem dental office. Please call and make an appointment for a consultation and exam.

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