A crown is indicated to restore a tooth for the following situations.
- cusp or tooth fracture, if the tooth is still restorable
- often following root canal treatment
- weakened tooth structure
- extensive restoration of the tooth
- cosmetic improvement that cannot be resolved more conservatively
It is important to know that your dentist may be able to observe problems of which you are unaware. Therefore, there may be existing situations for which a crown is indicated, but you do not feel anything wrong. As with many other conditions in our mouth and body, it is often not a good idea to wait until it hurts or breaks. It may not be able to be fixed.
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