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When Are Dental Crowns Needed?

March 20, 2020
Posted By: Steven J. Bussell, DMD
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Your teeth were designed to be able to withstand a powerful amount of force your teeth can wield an average of 200 pounds of pressure when you bite down. So while we CAN open a significant number of things with just our teeth, that doesn't mean we should, at all. 

Dental Crowns in Royal Palm Beach

Misusing your teeth as bottle openers, forgetting to brush and floss daily, not keeping up with dental appointments with Dr. Steven Bussell, and simple wear and tear from aging can all weaken your teeth. Teeth are simultaneously incredibly strong and incredibly fragile, so while they can allow us to eat tough, hard foods, they can also easily break due to decay, teeth grinding, trauma, infection, and more. 

At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, we offer dental crowns for our Royal Palm Beach, FL patients who come to us looking for professional solutions to fix their smile. Dr. Bussell can design and fabricate durable, reliable, high-quality crowns that look and feel natural. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that goes over the entire tooth. Dental crowns restore the size, shape, durability, and attractiveness of your teeth. Once we bond a dental crown to your tooth, it covers the visible portion of the tooth down to the gum line.

They are used to protect and restore weakened or damaged teeth; crowns are typically made from porcelain, resin, metals, ceramics, and other dental material. 

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Royal Palm Beach patients may need dental crowns to:

  • Fortify and protect a damaged tooth from cracking or to hold together a broken tooth
  • Restore a fractured tooth or a worn-down tooth
  • Cover a large filling that has taken away a lot of the tooth structure
  • Help anchor a dental bridge in place
  • Enhance misshapen or severely stained teeth
  • The visible portion of a dental implant
  • Protect a tooth treated by a root canal

Are You Interested in Protecting Your Teeth?

If you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, you may need extra help to keep it safe. Give us a call at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bussel.

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