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Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns? candidate for dental crowns

As your dentist in Maplewood, we may recommend the use of dental crowns in order to restore, repair or preserve a tooth. There are many dental issues best addressed through the use of a crown, and at Henrickson Dental in Maplewood, MN we will explain in great detail why you are an ideal candidate for dental crowns.

It is important to begin the process of learning about dental crowns, by recognizing them as a part of restorative dentistry. Though you may hear that they are a solution to certain cosmetic issues, the ideal candidate for dental crowns is someone enduring discomfort in a tooth or at risk for losing it due to damage.

The most common reasons you might find yourself a strong candidate for dental crowns include:

  • You just had a root canal
  • You had a dental implant
  • You fractured a tooth
  • You had an overly large cavity
  • You want to replace outdated amalgam fillings

In all of these instances, the dental crowns provide the best solution because they enable you to painlessly use the tooth, and the crowns are made to protect your bite and dental alignment. In this way, they are crafted to identically match the look, color and shape of your existing teeth.

If you discover you are a candidate for dental crowns, you can take comfort knowing that we offer a few options. There are traditional crowns made of long-lasting and durable materials. These are crafted in a special lab and we will place them and bond them to your natural tooth (or implant) when they arrive. We also offer our patients the CEREC system, which is a same-day option that relies on special software and high-tech 3D printing to craft your new crown while you wait.

Learning that you are a candidate for dental crowns is actually great news. It means that the roots of the tooth, and a large amount of the original crown, can be saved. One of the most important steps you can take in your dental care is to retain your natural teeth throughout life. Crowns are a way of maintaining optimal oral health, and restoring your teeth to their full use and function.

Contact Us For Dental Crowns in Maplewood

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for dental crowns, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Maplewood, MN office at 651-777-8900. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.