Do I really need a dental crown?
If your dentist has recommended a dental crown and you’re not sure why, you are welcome to come in for an evaluation and second opinion. If Dr. Leif Gambee recommended a dental crown and you want to know if other options are available, give us a call.
Situations Where We Might Recommend a Dental Crown
- Deep decay
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Root canal-treated teeth
- Cosmetic purposes
- Worn or short teeth
- To replace large fillings
Dental crowns provide protection that goes beyond what a filling can provide. Fillings seal teeth after Dr. Gambee fills a cavity, while dental crowns completely encase teeth and absorb the force caused by chewing.
If we are replacing an old metal filling, Dr. Gambee might recommend a crown because amalgam fillings can make teeth unstable, causing cracks and secondary decay over the years.
When other options exist, Dr. Gambee will explain all of your options. Your dentistry is your choice to make, and we will respect that you get to choose.
When you do opt for a dental crown, you can count on a restoration that looks and feels natural. Porcelain comes in many colors and shades to complement your smile.