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What Are Dental Crowns Good For?

February 24, 2022
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Posted By: The Benton & Nelson DDS Family and Sedation Dentistry Team
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Dental crowns are a versatile solution to several problems we can encounter in dentistry. They look like your natural tooth while protecting the rest of the tooth.

The dental crown acts as a shield to protect teeth that may no longer be able to defend themselves.

Your dentist in Winston-Salem may decide that a crown is a better option for protecting your tooth if the tooth requires more than a filling. 

Crowns can also cover up imperfections and damage on teeth, such as:

  • Pitting
  • Fluorosis or other forms of permanent discoloration
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Discoloration

Protect a Tooth While Improving Its Appearance with a Dental Crown

Crowns flawlessly mimic the appearance of a regular tooth and function just like one too. With dental crowns, patients can resume using teeth for chewing that might have otherwise been too weak or sensitive.

The crown will protect the tooth from trauma and bacterial infection, prolonging the life of the tooth. 

A dental crown can last a lifetime when well cared for, though typically, the dentist will need to replace it over time due to wear. 

They don't require any additional special care beyond your regular oral hygiene routine. Always stay on top of your routine dental visits. Your dentist can monitor your oral health, including the health of your teeth, with dental crowns.

Are you considering dental crowns to cover your imperfect teeth? Consult with your local Winston-Salem, NC dentist to ensure that crowns are the right solution for you. 

Discover Tooth Crowns In Winston-Salem, NC

At Benton & Nelson DDS Family and Sedation Dentistry, we offer our patients the highest quality care. We are happy to help our patients understand our procedures and why we recommend them as part of your dental plan.

If you have any questions about dental crowns or would like to schedule a time to come into our office for a consultation, contact us today.

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Repair and Reinforce Teeth with Dental Crowns 

If you have a chipped tooth, a fractured tooth, or a tooth with a large filling or cavity, a dental crown may be recommended.  A dental crown is a "cap" that covers and protects the tooth.  The esthetic crowns at our office are tooth-colored and match your adjacent teeth perfectly.  Dental crowns may also be used to esthetically improve the appearance of teeth, such as making them appear whiter or larger.

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