Ankeny IA Dentist: Do You Need a Dental Crown?

Do you have a damaged tooth? If so, the tooth may be too weak to carry out its daily functions without suffering further damage. In situations like these, a dental crown can be placed over the top of the damaged tooth to lend it strength and prevent further damage. To learn more about situations that require dental crowns, read below as your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust, lists three circumstances that could call for a dental crown.

When Dental Crowns Become Necessary

  1. A dental emergency. Emergencies are impossible to predict, and if you suffer a dental emergency, a sudden blow can damage one or more of your teeth. If you sustain cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, dental crowns can repair your teeth and restore their function. The dental crown lends teeth strength, while restoring the aesthetics of your smile with a lifelike and convincing appearance.
  2. Tooth decay. Tooth decay can weaken a tooth from the inside out. As a cavity develops, a tooth begins to lose some of its strength and structural integrity. At some point, the tooth may break or be on the verge of breaking, and a dental crown offers a great solution. The crown can provide extra strength and support to prevent further damage to the tooth and allow it to carry out its functions.
  3. Bruxism. Bruxism (teeth grinding) puts teeth under significant strain. Bruxism may rob teeth of their enamel, and eventually, it may even cause teeth to crack, chip, or break one after another. When teeth suffer this kind of damage, a dental crown is necessary to restore oral health.

Schedule a Visit with Your Ankeny IA Dentist

Have you cracked or broken a tooth? A dental crown can repair your tooth and restore its appearance. To schedule an appointment with your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Foust, call us at (515) 965-0230. Also, visit our website to print patient forms, learn about our team, and view our services. We offer general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry and look forward to treating patients from Polk City, Bondurant, Elkhart, Alleman, and surrounding cities.