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Small teeth? Crown dragging will make you smile more

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Nancy Shiba DDS
Small teeth? Crown dragging will make you smile moreA tooth that has been split, chipped, or cracked is structurally unstable and unable to absorb stress as well as it once could. Covering a damaged tooth with a crown can support its structural integrity and prevent it from breaking under the strains of daily use. If you do not strengthen it, it will probably shatter even more.

A Tiny or Uneven Tooth

Microdontia, naturally small teeth that stand out from the rest of the teeth in their mouth, is a common condition. By placing crowns on these teeth, you can hide this issue and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

A tooth that interferes with your ability to bite

Even after receiving significant orthodontic therapy, a single crooked or excessively tall tooth might occasionally be enough to cause your entire bite to become out of alignment. By using crowns to modify these problematic teeth, you can keep them intact while improving the conditions for maintaining your bite.

A Tooth with Serious Decay

Even if it has been fixed with a filling, teeth that have undergone extensive decay become much weaker than those that have not. Due to this, they are more likely to crack or break when used commonly. This is particularly true for molars because they endure the most force during chewing and biting. By placing crowns on these teeth, you can preserve them for a considerably more extended period and regain their strength.

A tooth that has a loose or damaged crown

Even though crowns are considered the most durable dental restorations, they do not last indefinitely. Many crowns start to crack, chip, or develop deterioration around the margins after about 10 or 15 years. Additionally, they could loosen up with time. For the patient to maintain the high standard of living they were experiencing before the damage, these issues need replacing the crown. Visit our offices for quality crown procedures,

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Nancy Shiba, DDS, 125 N Jackson Ave, Suite 103, San Jose, CA 95116-1914 / (669) 306-7669 / / 7/19/2024