Can a Damaged Tooth be Strengthened With a Dental Crown?

By: Dr. Fadi Zaknoun


Damaged teeth can cause multiple issues with the health and function of your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw. It is best to treat this problem before it becomes serious. A dental crown can be used to strengthen and treat moderate tooth decay and damage. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun can help you find the best treatment options possible for your goals and needs. Schedule a consultation with Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA today.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration designed to strengthen teeth that have been weakened by moderate dental damage or tooth decay. You can achieve a more aesthetically pleasing tooth while keeping the natural shape and size of your tooth. Dental crowns can be used to treat issues such as:

  • Fractured teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Dental erosion and enamel wear
  • Teeth that are odd shapes
  • Other types of oral damage

You can also combine dental crowns with other dental restorations to help restore the strength, function, and health of your damaged tooth. Dental crowns have many benefits, like saving a damaged tooth, replacing fillings, supporting your teeth, and more.

What should I know about dental crowns?

Our dental crowns are made of high-quality materials like ceramic, porcelain, metal substrates, or precious metals. Dr. Zaknoun can help you determine the right materials for your dental goals. After your dental crown has been placed, it can be adjusted to ensure the fit is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Zaknoun or another team member will discuss how to clean your new dental crown. During dental appointments, Dr. Zaknoun can track the health of your damaged tooth and dental crown. If your dental crown becomes loose or falls off, it is best to reach out and come to an appointment at our office. If you try and reattach the dental crown yourself, you risk damaging the crown and your teeth.

How are dental crowns placed?

Getting dental crowns usually take a few visits. At your first visit, any damage to your teeth will be looked at and removed if needed. This helps to improve your comfort level. An impression of your tooth will also be made and sent to a lab. A temporary restoration will be created for you to wear while the new dental crown is made. This helps to keep your oral health and function intact while you are waiting to complete treatment. Finally, your dental crown will be placed to adhere to either your tooth or an implant if needed.

Get dental crowns in Wareham, MA

Dental crowns are a great way to strengthen your tooth or teeth after you have experienced dental damage. With this treatment, you can remove damaged or decayed teeth while also preserving their strength, health, and function. There are many benefits that you can experience with dental crowns. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun can create unique dental crowns that are ideal for your specific goals and needs. Contact Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA today to schedule a consultation on the overall state of your oral and dental health.

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