A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original size, shape, and strength.
Dr. Brede may suggest a crown if you have a large filling that has deteriorated over time, causing chewing pressure to wedge the cusps of your tooth apart. A crown will strengthen that tooth for the long term. Crowns are also a good option for weak, cracked, broken, or root canal-treated teeth. Discolored or misshaped teeth can also be covered by a crown, as will dental implants.
Your dentist may recommend a crown for any of the above reasons, among many others. Crowns play an important role in dental health, and if you believe you need one, please contact our office today.