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How a Dental Crown Keeps Your Tooth Viable

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At Ruggless Dental, we understand that you want to keep your teeth strong and healthy. We also know that strong teeth are healthy teeth, so sometimes we sometimes recommend dental crowns in Springfield, IL.

Teeth weaken for various reasons including:

  • Trauma
  • Root canal treatment
  • Deep cavities

When a tooth is not healthy, it is vulnerable to breakage. A dental crown helps reinforce a weak tooth and restore bite strength.

How Dental Crowns Work

We will examine the tooth and may find that it is weak or that a filling is not sufficient to keep it viable following root canal therapy. In this case, we would recommend a dental crown.

If you suffer trauma to the tooth, a dental ...

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How a Dental Crown Can Save a Damaged Tooth

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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?

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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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