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How a Dental Crown Keeps Your Tooth Viable

March 31, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
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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 crown may be the difference between saving and losing it.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes on over an existing tooth. It is also colored and shaped to match your smile and blend seamlessly with your other teeth.

Caring for Your Dental Crown

At Ruggless Dental, we always provide after-care instructions for all treatments and procedures like the placement of a dental crown.

A good rule is to treat your crown like your existing teeth—brushing and flossing it at least twice per day.

It’s also essential to visit our dental office regularly and schedule and keep twice-yearly teeth cleaning appointments.

With proper maintenance, your crown will last for a long time. Also, with good oral care, you can help prevent future cavities and lower your risk for root canal infection.

Contact Us for An Appointment Today

If you have a weak tooth or are considering dental crowns in Springfield, IL to hide a flaw or discoloration, we are here to help. Get in touch with us today if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have a question.


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