The Many Roles of a Dental Crown

If you suffer from tooth pain, or if you’ve had an injury to a tooth, a dental crown can help. This flexible and functional dental appliance is a long term solution for damaged teeth.

At Marina Dental Care in San Francisco, Dr. Tracy Chan is an expert in restoring smiles and relieving pain. As a dental implant specialist, Dr. Chan uses effective and innovative methods to repair and replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental crowns do all of this and more. They’re useful and beneficial for many reasons, as you’ll see here.

What is a dental crown?

Dr. Chan uses a dental crown for damaged teeth, misaligned teeth, or to improve your smile. Dental crowns are also used:

  • To attach a bridge
  • To cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • To protect a tooth that’s had a root canal
  • When a large filling is replaced
  • To protect a weak tooth

A crown is a cap inserted over the top of a tooth that’s being repaired. It’s a prosthetic device that isn’t removable, unlike dentures. The crown is cemented into place permanently to strengthen or replace the tooth underneath.

What can a dental crown do?

dental crown has many roles and serves numerous functions, including:

Improving appearance

If you find yourself running from the camera, or hiding your smile when the selfie stick comes out, you should consider a dental crown. This appliance is perfect for hiding imperfections like teeth that are misshapen or too small. If you’re embarrassed by a discolored tooth, a dental crown can fix that, too.

Relieving pain and discomfort

If you have a tooth that’s extremely worn down, it may be causing you pain and discomfort. As you age, teeth can weaken over time. If you grind your teeth, your teeth may become worn down and painful as well. A crown covers teeth that need a little extra support.

Saving and protecting

Sometimes a tooth is so injured it can’t be fixed. In those cases, the damaged tooth has to be removed to protect your oral health. However, a dental crown is a great solution to save and protect a tooth that isn’t so damaged it should be removed.

A crown holds a broken or cracked tooth together, and it can protect a damaged tooth from decay. There are a number of reasons to consider a dental crown. You may choose this treatment for cosmetic modification or for ensuring your best oral health.

Preserve your oral health with a dental crown

Dental crowns look and feel just like your normal teeth, and they don’t require any special care. They’re the perfect appliance to protect, preserve, and relieve pain.

Dr. Chan is ready to help you decide if a dental crown is right for you. Call Marina Dental Care today at 415-440-9000 or make an appointment using our convenient online booking tool.


Marina Dental Care

1763 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone: (415) 440-9000

Fax: (415) 440-9081


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