Pros & Cons of Tooth Crowns

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If you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or damaged, it can be hard to imagine having a perfect smile again. Dental crowns are a common restorative option for those who’d like to enhance the appearance of their smile, and we offer them at Midtown Dental. But with all of the different choices out there, how do you know if crowns are right for you? In this blog post, we’ll break down the pros and cons of dental crowns so you can make an informed decision.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth replacement option that caps over damaged teeth, whether they’re cracked, decayed, or even simply discolored. Crowns are also effective at covering misaligned teeth. Typically made of tooth-colored porcelain or ceramic, crowns can be specially designed to look like one of your teeth and blend right into your smile. Sometimes crowns are made from other materials, like metals. Crowns are often used in other dental treatments, such as implants.

Pros of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are quite versatile and carry many benefits, such as:

  • Protecting teeth from further damage, including after a root canal
  • Containing a decayed tooth
  • Restoring dental implants
  • Reshaping your smile
  • Holding a damaged tooth together
  • Replacing fillings
  • Covering a cracked or fractured tooth

Crowns are also quite sturdy, and can last up to 15 years when well taken care of.

Cons of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are not the ideal solution for everyone. In order to receive a crown, your dentist will have to file off parts of your existing tooth and reshape it so the crown can fit over it snugly and integrate naturally into your smile. As a result, crowns are considered a permanent procedure. Crowns are not immune to damage themselves, and can crack over time. You may require a replacement depending on the extent of the damage you experience with your crown.

It is very important to visit a reputable dentist who is trained in fitting dental crowns, because a poorly-fitted crown can cause more damage to your smile down the line, including harboring bacteria overgrowth.

Affordable Dental Crowns in Logan, Utah

The first step to receiving a dental crown is to schedule a consultation with us! We’ll help you decide what your best options are based on your unique situation, and provide a cost estimate and payment plan before you get started. Give us a call or schedule an appointment with us online to get started!

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