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How a Dental Crown Can Save a Damaged Tooth

In our Springfield, IL dental office, we always work hard to save damaged teeth, and dental crowns play a big part in our strategy. A crack, fracture, or decay in your tooth compromises the structure of that tooth, leaving it vulnerable to deeper fractures, infections, or more severe breakage. 
 
However, not all fractures are caused by trauma. Wear and tear may happen even if you maintain optimal oral hygiene, brushing and flossing twice per day. Fortunately, dental crowns can save a tooth damaged by decay and wear.

How Dental Crowns Work

At Ruggless Dental, Dr. Shane Ruggless creates a strong and natural-looking dental crown to support your tooth and restore your ...

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Do You Need a Crown or Bridge?

Dental Crowns and Implants | Springfield IL Dentist

Finding the proper dental restoration for your smile will require a trip to the dentist to get the most accurate information possible. Each dental restoration serves a specific purpose, and the one that will work best for you depends on your dental conditions. 

Here are some guidelines that can help you determine if you need a crown or a bridge:

The Purpose of a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are for protection and stabilization of a damaged tooth. Opting to place a dental crown on a damaged tooth can prolong the life of your tooth and reduce pain and sensitivity.

At Ruggless Dental, we use crowns to correct:

  • Decay
  • Fractures
  • Wear
  • Cracks

When choosing a material for your dental ...

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