Signs You Need a Dental Crown

Posted on August 22, 2018 in Dental Procedures

Signs You Need a Dental Crown

Crowns can be tricky. Unlike other dental problems you may experience, it can be really difficult to tell when a crown is called for. Fortunately, we can help. Read on to learn what a crown is, what the signs are you may need one, and how to know for sure if you require a crown.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A tooth consists of two parts—the root and the crown. The root is the part of your tooth that sits below the gumline. The crown is the visible part that exists above the gumline.

When you get a dental crown, we cement a natural-colored “cap” on top of your tooth to protect it or to improve its shape, function, or appearance.  By doing this, we strengthen your tooth, reestablishing its structural integrity so its health is restored.

What Are Signs I May Need a Dental Crown?

If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may need a crown:

How Can I Know for Sure Whether I Need a Dental Crown?

Unfortunately, you may need a crown, even if you aren’t experiencing any of these obvious signs.  That’s one reason why regular dental checkups are so important.

Checkups give us the opportunity to do a visual exam and take x-rays, so we can assess for sure whether you need a crown or not. If you do need one, we’ll map out a treatment plan for you, taking into consideration your long-term dental health and aesthetic goals.

If you’re due for a dental checkup, you can schedule your visit online or call our office at 614.328.9489 to request an appointment.  We are located at 6304 Scioto Darby Road in Hilliard and offer evening office hours for your convenience.