How Do You Decide If A Crown Is For You?

decsHaving a tooth crowned is much better than having it pulled. You should try to maintain as much of the healthy tooth structure as possible whenever you are having a dental problem. Pulling a tooth means that you will eventually need a dental bridge or an implant. A dental bridge can require more invasive dental work than a crown, and an implant requires highly invasive and complex surgery. If you are trying to decide whether to have a tooth pulled or crowned, take our true or false quiz below to help decide if a crown is right for you.  

True or False?

  1. True or False: Dental crowns were at one time, and often still are, referred to as “caps.”
  2. True or False: Dental crowns are a common restorative dental treatment.
  3. True or False: Crowns are only used to repair cracks in molars.
  4. True or False: Ceramic crowns are the only crowns used today.

Answers:

  1. True: Dental crowns are also referred to as “caps” because they cover your natural tooth like a cap.
  2. True: Crowns are a common treatment when a tooth has rather extensive damage but still has enough healthy tooth structure worth saving. Rather than pulling the tooth, your dentist will restore it by removing the damage or decay and placing a dental crown over the remaining tooth structure.
  3. False: Crowns are used to treat a variety of issues including to protect a broken tooth, to restore a severely damaged or decayed tooth, to cover a deformed or discolored tooth, to anchor a dental bridge.
  4. False: There are four types of dental crowns: all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns, all-metal crowns, and zirconia crowns.

About Your Reno Dentists

Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.