Why do I need a crown?
If you have a tooth that is damaged because of injury or decay, we need to protect it as soon as possible with a dental crown. Our goal is to do everything we can to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. A crown protects all sides of the tooth and may be recommended when there’s not enough tooth structure to support a restoration like a filling.
Some of the situations where a crown is an appropriate solution include:
- Restoring a tooth damaged by injury or decay
- Protecting a tooth after a large filling
- Reinforcing a tooth after a root canal procedure
- Functioning as the crown for a dental implant
- Restoring a tooth that is badly worn or cracked
- Serving as an anchor for a dental bridge
Dr. Emily Pakula will help you understand why a crown is necessary and what the procedure involves. She will recommend a crown only if it is the most sensible option available to protect your oral health.
If you have a damaged tooth and think you might need a crown to protect it, please call our Candia office to arrange an appointment. We will explain all your options and help you decide if a crown is right for you.
I recently had a crown put in and it looks fantastic! It has helped to make the teeth beside it more stable and secure. All the staff is great and ... Read More
Fast, efficient, and painless. Dr. Pakula Moriarty went above and beyond when filling my tooth. Thank you.
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