Also known as a cap, a dental crown can restore the shape, size, and strength of your tooth. It may also improve the way it looks. It’s a type of restorative dental treatment that your dentist may recommend if you need to save your tooth from damage. A crown will cover the entire part of your tooth on and above the gum. In some cases, however, a dentist will place a partial crown so that only the affected part of your tooth is covered.
Reasons You May Need a Crown
There are a number of reasons you may need a crown. It may be a good option if you have a large cavity on your tooth that can’t be filled. A crown may also make sense if you have a cracked tooth, weakened tooth, or severely worn out tooth.
Benefits Of Dental Crowns
First and foremost, a dental crown can protect your tooth from damage. It’s often essential if you’d like to avoid cracking and buildups, which often lead to cavities. A crown may also strengthen your tooth and allow it to maintain its proper structure,
If your tooth is weak and causes a great deal of pain and sensitivity, a dental crown is ideal. It can eliminate this discomfort and improve your overall quality of life. You won’t have to worry about sharp edges from cracked teeth, which may cut into your mouth, gum, or cheeks. In addition, a crown can hold a bridge in place, conceal imperfections, and cover dental implants.
Dental Crowns and Headaches
Once you receive a dental crown, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. If you experience a headache, however, there is likely an issue with how your crown has been placed. Visit our office as soon as possible so we can assess your mouth and determine whether your crown is contributing to your headache.
Schedule an Appointment at Downtown Dental
For more information on dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Downtown Dental today. Call 919-897-7646. We look forward to hearing from you!
You can read this article in Spanish here – ¿Causa una corona dental dolores de cabeza o migrañas?