If you don’t take great care of your teeth, they can be compromised by decay or infection and require a crown to restore the damage. But poor oral hygiene is not the only reason you would need a crown; you can easily crack or break a tooth biting down on something hard or taking an elbow to the face during a pick-up basketball game.
Why You Need a Dental Crown
Regardless of the reason, your dentist would typically recommend a crown to protect the tooth from further damage and restore lost chewing function. When you've been told you need a crown, the worst thing you can do is put off treatment and risk more complicated problems in the future.
- Further breakage – Your tooth is already weakened by injury or decay, and leaving it exposed can create a larger cavity than you already have. At some point, the decay will become so extensive that the tooth can’t be saved and extraction will be necessary.
- Exposure to harmful bacteria – A fracture or crack in a tooth allows bacteria to leak in and can lead to further decay, even a painful infection inside your tooth called a dental abscess.
- Irritation of tender mouth tissue – A broken or damaged tooth with rough edges and can result in irritation or sores on your cheeks or tongue.
Call Us for An Appointment
If you would like more information about dental crowns in Candia, NH, call us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Emily Moriarty at Hillside Family Dental Care. The process of placing a dental crown is straightforward, and we can typically complete it in two visits.
If you are concerned about cost, we accept most insurances, and if you are not insured, we are pleased to offer our patients the benefits of CareCredit, an interest-free financing option that makes your treatment affordable. Please call us today so we can help get your oral health back on track.