Crowns are used to protect a tooth and prevent it cracking or getting damaged further. They are also used aesthetically, improving the appearance of your teeth to make them look more uniform and in better condition.
Different people will need dental crowns at different times, as much of it depends on the strength of your teeth and their appearance as well. These are some of the instances in which you may need a crown:
If you are experiencing pain. You may have damage to your tooth structure and will need an investigation from your dentist. It is possible that they will conclude you need more than a filling, which usually means a crown.
Following a root canal treatment. A crown will help to seal your tooth following root canal treatment, so bacteria can’t get into it.
If you are self conscious about your smile. Crowns can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth.