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Four Reasons why you may need a Dental Crown

January 14, 2019

If you have a tooth that’s bothering you or you’re thinking about getting a second opinion about whether or not you need a dental crown, our Melton dentists are here to help you understand your unique oral health concerns and what’s best for the future of your smile.

Here are some of the most common reasons why we may recommend that you have a dental crown:

  1. You’re Replacing an Old, Large Filling

When old fillings give out, they’re removed and a small amount of the surrounding tooth structure is reshaped before a new filling can be placed. If there isn’t enough support for a larger filling, our Melton dentists will need to put a crown (or “cap”) over the tooth so that it can structurally withstand everyday use.


  1. The Tooth Has a Severe Fracture or Cavity

Significant structural damage will make it so that a tooth continues to break down over time. Patching it over with a filling could actually cause more harm in the long run!

  1. You Just Had a Root Canal

Endodontic therapy is an important step in saving abscessed teeth or those with nerve damage. But a non-vital tooth is also more prone to fractures, due to the brittle enamel left behind. A crown will protect your tooth after a root canal, so that you can get the most life out of it.

  1. You’re Replacing a Tooth with a Dental Implant

An implant is actually the “root” portion of your tooth replacement treatment. For individual missing teeth, you’ll need to have a custom crown made to affix to your implant abutment. These crowns look and feel the same as the ones placed on other teeth.

Call Melton Dental Group today to find out if you need a crown. Sedation options are available!