6 Ways Dental Crowns Can Solve Your Problems

Dental Crowns

The visible surfaces of your teeth take a lot of abuse over the years. Eventually, you may need a dental crown or two to cover, stabilize, and protect your damaged teeth. Dental crowns are permanent coverings that your dentist places over your natural teeth to keep them functional and attractive. You can choose from various types of dental crowns based on your needs and personal tastes; you may prefer durable gold crowns or natural-looking ceramic crowns. All types can be effective solutions for serious tooth problems.

Here are the six most common reasons patients need dental crowns.

1. One of your teeth has a large filling.

If your tooth has a fracture or filled cavity that covers half its width or more, it is vulnerable to fracture and should be crowned. Crowns can also repair teeth with older fillings that show signs of stress or instability.

2. You’ve undergone a root canal treatment.

A root canal treatment leaves your tooth hollow and predisposes it to fractures. All root canals should be restored with a crown immediately.

3. You suffer from cracked tooth syndrome.

Internal fractures can cause tooth pain when chewing. A crown holds the tooth together and prevents pain by redistributing mechanical stress throughout the tooth. In many cases, a crown can effectively relieve symptoms and restore normal function.

4. You have a tooth with a broken cusp.

Trauma and large fillings may cause cusps to break. To prevent further damage to the tooth, a dental crown should be placed.

5. You’re not happy with the look of your teeth.

Crowns can restore a healthy, natural appearance to teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or disproportionate in size.

6. You have missing teeth.

Placing a crown is the final step in a tooth implant procedure. Crowns can also be used in the construction of dental bridges.

Ask Your Dentist in South Bend About Crown Options

Your dentist can determine the best types of dental crowns for your teeth. Make an appointment today, and enjoy fully restored, beautiful, and functional crowned teeth for the next 10 to 20 years.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Bend, call The Dental Center of Indiana today at (855) 979-3358 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Indiana, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Indiana.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Robert R.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Marianne H.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
You treat your clients with the upmost respect and understanding to there needs.
Roberta E.
Staff is always genuine and pleasant. I have visited 5 locations in this area, and they are always the same level of courtesy and professionalism.
Randall P.
Awesome people, I have had the best experience with my dental care.
Larry A.
Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
Rae B.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
The staff was incredible. My whole experience was more than I could have ever expected. Amber is amazing at her job. Thanks for everything you guys do!
Vanessa G.
Very friendly staff-candy the dental technician is just super
Benjamin W.
Great service, fast and efficient
Michelle D.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
You are patient, calm, friendly, and encouraging. I appreciate you explaining things to my kids on their level so they understand! You’ve definitely helped my fear of the dentist!
Samuel W.
Dr. Cochran is so great at what he does and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. They made going in for fillings so much better than I could have thought possible. Nice to see people who […]
Jaclyn B.
The hygienist, Julie is very nice and made me feel very comfortable.
Karen K.
Katie, my hygienist, was not only positive and pleasant in every interaction, but was also extremely informative regarding my dental health and well-being. I look forward to coming back and […]
Holly W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here