Do you need a dental crown?

Article written by Elite Dental Group

If you just completed a root canal or have a severely damaged tooth, a dentist may suggest a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth. However, you may be hesitant to follow through with the procedure, as crowns can be invasive and expensive.

To get fitted with a crown, your dentist will take an impression of your existing tooth and then grind your tooth to a stump. Once your crown is made, your next visit will involve fitting your crown. Modern technology has made fixing crowns easy and painless.

Here are some tips to determine if a dental crown is necessary.  

Get a second opinion – Speak to family and friends and ask them to suggest a dentist who has experience in conducting restorations. Meet with this dentist, with all prior reports and get a second opinion.

Check reviews – As more dentists create an online presence, reviews on their website and social media can provide an impression about their practice and approach.

Up-to-date technology – If a dentist uses new technology for restorations, they will be able to easily fill and reshape a tooth without adding a crown.

Ask questions – Ask the dentist or his team about how many crowns are conducted in comparison to fillings. A good dentist should do their best to keep a natural tooth intact.

Be careful of what you eat – Hard candies and popcorn can get stuck between teeth, causing further damage. Avoiding such snacks is the best way to keep a weak tooth strong and reduce further damage.

Dr. Andre Eliasian and his team at Elite Dental Group offer a conservative approach to recommending crowns and extractions. Their extensive experience in wisdom tooth extraction, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry has helped many clients maintain a beautiful smile. If you are looking for Dentists in Glendale, CA, or Burbank, call them for an appointment.

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