When Dental Crowns are Needed

Learn more about dental crowns and how they can restore your smile.dental crowns

While no one wants to face dental problems, sometimes even the best measures can’t prevent them from happening. When issues set in it’s important that you turn to our North Charleston, SC, family dentists for treatment. In some cases, we might recommend getting a dental crown, a restoration that is made to look just like a real tooth. Could a dental crown benefit your smile? Let’s find out.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you dealing with a tooth that is cracked or broken?
  • Do you have extensive and widespread tooth decay?
  • Do you have a tooth that is malformed, discolored or unsightly?
  • Do you have a tooth that is weak?
  • Do you need to replace a missing permanent tooth?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you could be a candidate for a dental crown. In fact, a lot of people have crowns. These tooth-shaped caps are often used for restorative purposes; however, they can also improve the look and shape of a tooth, too. Crowns are multipurpose!

In fact, crowns can also be used to replace a missing tooth, no matter whether you choose to get a dental implant or a bridge to treat your tooth loss. Crowns are used to cover an implant to complete the restoration and also be used to support and keep dental bridges firmly in place.

All crowns are custom-made based on measurements taken of your tooth. Here at North Rivers Dental Associates, we believe that everyone in North Charleston, SC, deserves a dental crown that is as close to a real tooth as possible. Trust us; no one will even be able to tell that you have a crown.

Crowns can be made from different kinds of materials; however, it’s more common to used tooth-colored materials like composite resin or porcelain, because they most closely match the look and color of tooth enamel.

North Rivers Dental Associates in North Charleston, SC, is here to provide your family with a full range of dental services. No matter whether you need to schedule a regular cleaning, chat about your orthodontic options or want to find out how restorative dentistry can help you, we are the dental experts you can rely on.