Challgren Dentistry

When are dental crowns used?

Dental crowns are one of the most widely used restorations because they are effective and versatile. There are several uses for crowns that you’re probably familiar with, but you may be surprised about some of the ways crowns can benefit you.

In the great majority of cases, dental crowns are placed over a tooth to protect it from damage. For instance, a tooth with a very large filling may need the strength of a dental crown to keep it intact. We also commonly use a dental crown to protect a tooth after root canal treatment. 

But you may not be aware that dental crowns can also be used as a cosmetic treatment for certain aesthetic imperfections. As more people search for ways to achieve a smile that’s not only healthy but also beautiful, we look to traditional restorative treatments that are perfect for cosmetic uses.

Some examples are teeth that are oddly shaped or have chips or breaks. Since dental crowns completely encase the tooth, they are also useful for correcting the appearance of severely stained teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental crowns and their uses, please contact our Lafayette dental office. A helpful member of our team will be happy to arrange a consultation so that we can explore your options.

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