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Crowns are one of the most frequently-used options in the cosmetic dentistry world. They can fix many problems, and serve a lot of purposes.

So when you’re looking for a way to restore your smile, you’ll likely end up considering crowns at some point. Let’s look at a few examples of when you’ll need crowns.

After a root canal
If you’ve just had a root canal to remove diseased or dead pulp from a tooth, you’ll definitely need a crown to restore the affected tooth to its original functionality and appearance. This is usually done immediately following a root canal.

Large chips/cracks
If your teeth have large chips or cracks in them, you may want to consider a crown. The affected teeth will be ground down to form an abutment, effectively eliminating the cracks. Then, a crown is fitted over the abutment and secured in place by cement. This restores your tooth and eliminates the possibility of an infection spreading through the chips in teeth.

If you grind teeth

If you grind your teeth, you’ll likely need crowns in addition to a mouth guard. The crowns will fix your teeth so they function normally again, while the mouthguard protects the crowns and remaining teeth from further grinding.

If you think you need crowns, don’t hesitate to contact our office today at 708.469.6006 to schedule a consultation appointment.