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Why is a dental crown needed?

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A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down

3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left

4. To hold a dental bridge in place

5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth

6. To cover a dental implant

7. To make a cosmetic modification

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 9, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 9, 2019

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