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Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Restorative dentistry is the area of dentistry that seeks to restore the mouth to its fullest use possible. This is why dental crowns are such a key part of it, and why Jack Fong, DDS in Amarillo, TX encourages patients to find out if they are a candidate for dental crowns.

Typically, a candidate is someone who may be at risk for losing a tooth unless treated and topped with a crown. However, there are other reasons this is used. As your trusted dentist in Amarillo, Dr. Fong may recommend crowns for a number of issues. They are most commonly used for:

  • Teeth with extensive decay that cannot be supported by a regular filling
  • Teeth that have been broken, fractured or severely damaged by injury
  • Teeth with large, failing amalgam (metal) fillings
  • Teeth treated with root canal therapy
  • The final part of a dental implant
  • Teeth that are intrinsically stained and unable to be whitened
  • Patients receiving dental bridges

As your restorative dentist, Dr. Fong will explain why you would benefit from the crown, and just why you are an appropriate candidate for dental crowns. Typically, this will mean that a tooth is unable to be of use if left without the surrounding shield that a crown creates. It could be that a tooth just cannot function or that it would be too painful to use without the durable porcelain covering that crowns offer.

If you are a candidate for dental crowns, you can rest assured that crowns made by a dental crowns specialist such as Dr. Fong will look entirely natural, fit perfectly, and allow you to enjoy the full use of the tooth. It will be made to match the surrounding teeth and to also preserve your bite.

Be aware that crowns still require good oral hygiene, regular exams and regular cleanings in the office. With good care, your crowns can last many years.

Schedule an Appointment with our Dentist Today

Do you believe you are a good candidate for dental crowns? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Amarillo, TX office at 806-353-8184. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.