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Do you have problems with your smile that a dental crown can repair? At Thompson Dental Care, Dr. Steven Thompson has helped patients in the Holley, New York area solve many smile issues with the help of a dental crown restoration.

Let’s examine just a few ways your smile may benefit from a dental crown to ‘cap’ a problem tooth:

Large filling

A large dental filling which covers half the width of a tooth can make it more prone to fracturing. If you have a large filling that is currently showing signs of stress, a dental crown can strengthen and support it.

Unsightly teeth

Teeth that are unsightly can often benefit the most from a dental crown restoration. If your smile has teeth that are misshapen, discolored, or gapped, dental crowns are an excellent way to restore their appearance.

Root canal

Having a root canal procedure performed can leave the tooth with a hollow space inside and more vulnerable to fracture. Dental crowns can strengthen teeth to their full form and function.

Broken cusp

Some of your teeth have cusps, as you may have noticed. These cusps can be broken due to injury or from having a large filling that weakens the tooth’s structure. The cusps normally handle the brunt of your chewing action making them susceptible to fracture and breakage.

Cracked tooth syndrome

This occurs when there is a fracture in a tooth. You will know it is there because it hurts when you bite down a certain way. Chewing places stress on the fracture lines resulting in pain. A dental crown will help hold the tooth together so that when you bite or chew the stress is spread out more evenly over the tooth.

Bruxism

Bruxism develops when you clench or grind your teeth constantly. The ongoing action results in wear and tear on your pearly whites and shortening teeth over time. Covering these worn teeth with dental crowns will restore their form and function.

As you can see, dental crowns have many uses. To find out if a dental crown can repair your smile, we invite you to reach out to our team. Please call 585-638-5435 in Holley, New York to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Thompson. We look forward to helping you with all of your smile care needs!