Am I a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown? – Assessing Yourself

A dental crown is one of the more common procedures that are done today and one that can have a huge impact on a person’s overall dental health and aesthetics. As a result, figuring out if a dental crown is right for you is important. Obviously, your dentist is the one who can say whether or not having a crown installed is the right decision for you, but with this information you should be able to determine whether or not you need the procedure. The main factor in whether or not someone is a good candidate for a dental crown is simply the condition of his or her tooth. Crowns are used in situations where a tooth has decayed to the point that it can’t be salvaged any longer. Advanced decay and cavities are often unstoppable through any treatment other than the installation of a dental crown; in these cases your dentist may recommend that a crown be used to help protect the tooth and gums and to improve your overall dental health and aesthetics. If you have questions about dental crowns, talking to your dentist is the easiest option. Schedule an appointment and ask for more information. Your dentist will look at your teeth and determine if you’re a good candidate for a crown. He or she will also tell you what you can expect during the procedure and how to care for the crown afterward. This is important because if you think you can’t follow the basic care instructions – which usually consist of avoiding certain foods – you may not be a good candidate for a crown. This is because your crown will need proper care in order to keep it in place. If you ignore these instructions, it will likely fall out. If you’re experiencing pain, bad breath, and/or other signs of dental issues, having a dental crown installed is probably your best bet. Schedule an appointment with your dentist and tell him or her about your symptoms to see if a dental crown is the right thing for your general oral health. You may be surprised at how simple the process is and how big of an impact it can have on your overall dental health. Most of the time, you’ll be given other options and will be told what to expect from your crown. In most cases you’ll find that a dental crown is the perfect option for you.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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