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How do I know if I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are tooth caps designed to fit comfortably over a tooth to protect or restore its function and appearance. If you’ve been looking for a way to resolve dental imperfections like a weak, cracked, or discolored tooth, then a dental crown may be the solution for you. Since dental crowns can serve multiple purposes, when you come into our office for your appointment, Dr. Desai will evaluate your teeth to determine if a dental crown is the right fit for your situation.

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How long do dental crowns last?

The average lifespan of a dental crown is ten years or longer. While strong and durable, the lifespan of a dental crown can be impacted by the material selected and the care you provide your teeth after placement. A good oral hygiene routine, following routine dental visits, and taking caution around the area where the tooth cap was placed can help increase the lifespan of the restoration!

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Do you always need a dental crown after a root canal?

It is common to hear that a dental crown, or tooth cap, willis to be placed on a tooth after a root canal. While the root canal procedure can save a tooth from decay, the tooth is likely to become weak, which is when a dental crown can benefit the tooth. However, placing a dental crown after a root canal is not always necessary. If you have a root canal, Dr. Desai will evaluate the tooth’s condition and location and discuss with you whether a dental crown is best. Contact our office to learn more about when you can benefit from a dental crown!

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