Crowns are a treatment geared to the longterm preservation of a tooth when it is severely compromised. Often times, when a crown is indicated, a large amount of the tooth is either missing or involved in a cavity.
Dental crowns may be necessary to treat the following:
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Cracked teeth are a common source of dental pain, similar to dental infection. Often, a cracked tooth is identified with visual examination by a dentist or through identifying symptoms by the patient. A cracked tooth can take many shapes and sizes, but there are often similarities that can help identify if you have a cracked tooth.
Typical signs of a cracked tooth include:
In most cases, by the time the tooth breaks or becomes very painful, treatment options are limited. It is very important to have routine check-ups with the dentist in order to monitor teeth for any changes. If intervention can be done early, treatment with a crown is more consistent and predictable. Once a cracked tooth becomes symptomatic, it can be a challenge to fix it. Sometimes, the crack can cause irritation to the nerve and an additional root canal is necessary after the placement of the crown. In some instances, if a tooth is cracked all the way through, also known as a "split tooth," the only available treatment is to remove it.