Dental Crown: When a Filling Isn’t Enough

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James Hillstrom and our North Texas Dental Associates team are pleased to be able to offer dental crowns for our patients in Plano, Texas and the neighboring communities when a filling just isn’t enough to do the job. A dental crown may be used to repair a smile that is experiencing any of the following dental conditions:

1-Cracked Tooth Syndrome: Do experience pain whenever you bite down on a particular tooth or area in your mouth? If you have pain when chewing, it may be because of a fractured tooth. Chewing can exert pressure on the fracture lines, creating pain. When a dental crown is placed on the tooth, the stress on the fractures is distributed evenly, effectively relieving tooth pain.

2-Large Dental Filling: In cases when a tooth’s decay spans over half the width of the tooth, a dental crown can restore the tooth’s function and appearance while avoiding further damage to the tooth. A dental crown reinforces and strengthens a tooth by encasing it.

3-Root Canal Procedure: If you have had a root canal done, a crown is an optimal solution for the tooth. Placing a crown after decay is hollowed out of a tooth will effectively prevent the tooth from cracking.

4-Worn Down Tooth: Bruxism is when you engage in the habit of constantly grinding or clenching your teeth. Over time, bruxism can wear down a tooth or teeth.

You can also wear down a tooth through acid erosion which weakens tooth enamel over time. A dental crown is a good option for restoring a tooth damaged by either bruxism or erosion.

To restore a tooth, anchor and attach a dental bridge, or complete a dental implant, dental crowns are an excellent choice for the job.

James Hillstrom and our team in Plano, Texas, are always here to help you restore your healthy smile with our dental restorations. Please call North Texas Dental Associates today at 972.535.6647 to schedule an appointment with our team. We look forward to helping you with all of your smile care needs!