Dental Crowns in Andover, MA

When Do You Need a Crown?

While dental crowns are common teeth restorations, many of us may wonder if we really need one. Dental crowns are caps (shaped like a tooth) used to improve the size, strength, and functionality of teeth.

The reason for their relative popularity as a tooth restoration is that they are often the best way to extend the lifespan of a tooth.

At Andover Cosmetic Dental Group in Andover, we evaluate and review all treatment options with our patients before recommending a solution. Our staff will be happy to fully explain the procedure and clarify any questions regarding benefits, costs, or time duration for treatment.

Important Things to Know About Dental Crowns

  • If you notice that your tooth hurts when you bite down, this is most likely due to a cracked or chipped tooth. Such teeth usually require a crown to restore its full function. Unlike a bone that is broken, a chipped or cracked tooth will not heal on its own.
  • Vertical cracks in the tooth that move down to the gumline may require a full-coverage crown. If the crack continues below the gumline, the tooth may require root canal treatment and corrective crown lengthening treatment.
  • Your dentist should make sure that the tooth is cracked and not just exhibiting ‘craze lines.’ Craze lines are very common in adult teeth, and these do not necessarily require a crown. In fact, these can be rectified with simple teeth whitening to reduce their visibility.

Our dentists will carefully examine your teeth and suggest suitable dental crowns if required. Regular exams and dental checkups allow for the timely detection of problems.

Andover Cosmetic Dental Group Offers Preventive, Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Options

We welcome every new patient into our dental family.

Our office in Andover offers a warm, welcoming, and relaxing environment in which you can discuss treatment options, ask questions, and make informed decisions. Give us a call today!

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