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Do you have issues with your smile that you would like to fix? At All Family Dental, Dr. Richard Timm has helped patients in the Oakdale, Minnesota area solve many smile issues with the help of dental crowns. Today we are going to show just a few benefits that dental crowns or ‘caps’ have to offer.

Broken cusp

If you run your tongue along your side molars, you can feel ridges. These ridges, or cusps, can be broken due to injury or from having a large filling which has weakened the tooth’s structure. The cusps normally handle the brunt of your chewing action making them susceptible to fracture and breakage.

Cracked tooth syndrome

When a tooth has a fracture you will know it is there because it hurts when you bite down a certain way. Chewing places stress on the fracture lines causing you to feel pain. A dental crown will help hold the tooth together so that when you bite or chew the stress is spread out more evenly over the tooth.

Large filling

Do you have a large filling that currently covers half the width of a tooth? This can make the tooth vulnerable to fracturing. If you have a large filling that is currently showing signs of stress, a dental crown will strengthen and support it properly to prevent breakage.

Unsightly teeth

Does your smile have misshapen, discolored, or gapped, teeth? If so, dental crowns are an excellent way to renew their appearance. Teeth that are unsightly can often benefit highly from a dental crown restoration.

Root canal

When you save a tooth by having a root canal procedure performed, it can also leave the tooth vulnerable. The tooth now has a hollow space inside, making it vulnerable to fracture. Dental crowns can alleviate this by strengthening teeth to restore form and function.

Bruxism

Have you been told that you have bruxism? This relatively common condition develops when you clench or grind your teeth repeatedly. This results in wear and tear on your pearly whites and shortens teeth over time. Covering these worn teeth with dental crowns will restore them again.

The benefits of dental crowns are many. To determine if a dental crown can benefit your smile, please reach out to our team. Simply call 651.222.9715 in Oakdale, Minnesota to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Timm. We are happy to help you with all of your smile care needs!