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The Many Roles of Dental Crowns

Capping a damaged tooth with a dental crown can save your tooth and your smile by preventing further damage and permanently fortifying the tooth’s structure. But that’s not all a crown can do. 

At Nobel Dentistry, conveniently located in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Abraham Nobel and our team use dental crowns to address multiple issues. Here’s a closer look at crowns and what they can do for you.

Protect a damaged tooth

Although your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, accidents happen and teeth often take the brunt of the impact. Chipped or cracked teeth leave the inner pulp and nerves vulnerable and open the door to infection-causing bacteria. A dental crown covers and seals your damaged tooth completely to eliminate the danger.

Restore worn teeth

You don’t have to have an accident to harm your teeth. Bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding, can also do a number on them — flattening your molars and weakening your teeth. 

Even if you don’t grind your teeth, you may find that as you age, day-to-day chewing has worn down your teeth and changed their structure. Crowns can restore the shape and size of your teeth. 

Stabilize a denture

If you’re missing a tooth or two and need a removable denture to fill the gap, dental crowns provide a sturdy anchor on neighboring teeth to keep the dental appliance in place.

Seal a root canal

When infection and decay reach the inner portion of your tooth, you may need a root canal — a procedure that cleans out the pulp and removes the painful nerve. To access the inside of your tooth, Dr. Nobel drills a small hole in the top part. Once the procedure is finished, he caps your tooth with a crown to protect it from infection and ensure its strength and integrity for years to come. 

Improves your smile

Even if your teeth haven’t experienced severe damage or decay, you might want to cover a major cosmetic flaw. Dr. Nobel may recommend a dental crown if you have a:

Dental crowns can be made to match the color of your natural teeth and are stain-resistant. Caring for your new crown requires nothing more than your usual routine — just brush and floss them as you do your other teeth.

Is a dental crown right for you?

Now that you know the many roles a dental crown can perform, you may be wondering if it’s right for you. Dr. Nobel walks you through all your options for protecting and restoring your teeth and improving your smile, and he lets you know if you’re a candidate for a crown. 

Dr. Nobel uses the latest technology to ensure you get the best fit and most accurate shape and contours possible for your crown. The 3Shape TRIOS®️ digital scanner generates an image of your entire jaw so the new crown fits every unique detail in your mouth. 

To find out if your dental issue can be resolved with a crown, call our office or book an appointment online today. 

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