Why You May Need a Dental Crown

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A dental crown is a cap that a dentist places on top of your tooth and above the gum line in order to protect the tooth. The crown is usually made of a combination of materials including metal alloys, porcelain, ceramics, composite resins and it is colored to look just like your natural teeth. These crowns aid in restoring the shape, form, strength, and stability of the tooth in question. While there is a misconception that dental crowns are not necessary, they can provide a variety of benefits, from restoring the look of your teeth to preventing larger issues from developing. These are some of the situations that require dental crowns, and why.

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A Broken Tooth

If you chip or break a tooth, your dentist may recommend you get a dental crown. This is crucial for deep cracks, as a crown covers and contains the damage before it spreads further. If your dentist recommends a crown for a small chip or crack, this may appear unnecessary, however, even small damage can protect weak and vulnerable teeth. A dental crown can prevent more damage in the future that requires implants or a bridge.  

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a condition that allows your teeth to weaken and become susceptible to loss. If decay affects the tooth long enough, it can lead to cavities. A dentist will fill in the affected parts of your tooth. If you have a particularly large filling in your tooth, or if you have received multiple fillings in the same tooth, the amount of natural tooth will decrease. The material used in a filling is ineffective without attachment to the tooth. The dental crown will keep the rest of your tooth and your filling protected.   

Worn Teeth

Grinding your teeth excessively causes them to wear down and lose tooth structure. The installation of a dental crown will restore the structure, protect the rest of the original tooth, and allow for proper biting and chewing. Your dentist may also recommend you use a night guard in order to protect your crown from the damage of night grinding.

Root Canal

root canal on your tooth is often a sign that it will need a dental crown as well. This procedure leaves the tooth more vulnerable to potential damage. Installing a crown will protect your tooth and allow it to function normally.

Your Crown Helps You Have Better Dental Health

A dental crown is important in preventing further tooth decay and damage, as well as restoring proper function to damaged teeth. If you have any of the above conditions, or you have shooting pain in one of your teeth, let Martin Taylor Dentistry take care of your concerns.

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Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

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Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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Rosemary B. 3 months ago

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