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The Various Uses of Dental Crowns

December 2, 2020
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Posted By: Joel R. Koch, D.D.S. Staff
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When you compare all the different dental treatments available today, few are as versatile as the dental crown. 

Dentists use crowns for teeth in various ways, relying on them to fix both functional and cosmetic problems. These tooth crowns can restore a broken or compromised tooth while also adding a beautiful and lifelike look to a smile—all while remaining minimally invasive and extremely affordable. 

Tooth Crowns for Dental Restorations

You probably think of dental crowns most commonly as they relate to restorative dentistry. When you have a broken or injured tooth in your mouth but still plan to keep the original tooth structure intact, your West Chester dentist will typically recommend placing a porcelain or ceramic crown over the tooth to act as a cap or covering. 

Dental crowns protect damaged teeth by covering any vulnerable or exposed areas while also adding strength and support to bolster the tooth. If you have a tooth that has a crack, chip, split, or break, or if your tooth had a large cavity filled, then a dental crown can be just what you need to restore chewing and biting ability without having to worry about damaging the tooth further in the future. 

Tooth Crowns for Cosmetic Improvements 

Crowns for teeth also play an important role in cosmetic dentistry. When you have a tooth that’s yellow, stained, small, short, or misshapen, you can change the appearance of that tooth by covering it up with a dental crown. 

It’s easy to apply a dental crown to a healthy but unattractive tooth. All your dentist has to do is file down a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the crown, then permanently attach the crown using special dental cement. Once attached, your crown will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth and give your smile an instant upgrade! 

Dental Crowns in West Chester, OH

Here at the dental office of Dr. Joel R. Koch, we can add a tooth crown to your smile when you need to repair your bite or improve your smile’s appearance. To schedule a dental appointment with us, give us a call at (513) 779-2200. 

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