What are the Benefits, Risks and Other Issues of a Crown?
Repairing the structure, strength and function of a damaged tooth with a dental crown can restore confidence in a smile. The natural look and feel of a crown is one of its main benefits.
- A dentist can custom match the color of a dental crown to fit the rest of your natural teeth.
- Bacteria can grow in the space left if the crown is not fitted correctly, which can further decay the tooth.
- People who have required a particularly large filling from their dentist may also need a crown to preserve the tooth.
"Other common risks may include loosening of crown or the loss of a crown. Loosening of crowns can be caused by a deterioration of the dental cement used to attach the crown to the abutment. "
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