Are Dental Crowns a Good Solution for Cracked Teeth?

By: Dr. Fadi Zaknoun


Cracked teeth are a common dental issue many people face today. They can be caused by various factors like trauma, teeth grinding, or even biting down on hard foods. Unfortunately, cracked teeth can lead to further damage and discomfort if left untreated. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun may recommend dental crowns to protect the cracked tooth and provide functionality.

Call Cape Cod Dental to book an appointment and learn more about this advanced dental treatment. Our Wareham, MA, team is committed to providing excellent dental restorations for our patients.

Why are cracked teeth concerning?

Even a minor crack can cause major problems if not addressed promptly. Here are a few reasons why cracked teeth should be taken seriously:

  • Increased risk of infection: When your tooth is cracked, the protective outer layer is compromised, leaving the inner layers vulnerable to bacteria and plaque buildup. This eventually leads to tooth decay or infections that may require a root canal procedure.
  • Sensitivity and discomfort: Based on the severity of the crack, you could experience sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, along with pain when chewing or biting down.
  • Further damage: Cracked teeth are weaker and more prone to breaking or chipping further. A small crack can quickly turn into a larger one, leading to more extensive and costly dental treatments down the line.
  • Aesthetic concerns: Cracked teeth can impact the overall appearance of your smile. If the crack is in a visible area, you may feel self-conscious about smiling or talking in public.

How do dental crowns help?

Crowns are small custom-made caps that fit over a damaged or cracked tooth. At Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA, crowns are made from high-grade ceramic, porcelain over a metal substrate, or a precious metal like gold. These materials are strong and durable, providing protection and support for the cracked tooth. The dental restoration can also look similar to the original tooth, so it appears natural.

What is the process for getting a crown?

Getting a dental crown at Cape Cod Dental is easy and typically involves two appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Zaknoun will prepare the tooth by removing decay or damage. An impression will then be taken to create a personalized crown that rests over the tooth. You will receive a temporary dental restoration while the new one is being made in a lab. When you return for your second session, the new crown will be placed and secured.

Are there any post-procedure instructions?

After getting a crown, patients should maintain good oral hygiene practices at home. Dr. Zaknoun suggests brushing twice a day, flossing, and attending annual dental checkups and cleanings at Cape Cod Dental. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects or foods that put excess pressure on the crowned tooth. With the right care and attention, a dental crown can last for many years without any issues.

Treat your cracked tooth

Cracked teeth are a serious concern and should be addressed by a professional. If you are interested in crowns as a dental treatment, do not hesitate to contact Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun can perform a thorough examination and recommend the best possible course of action for your needs. Invest in the health and longevity of your smile with a crown today.

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