What Are the Signs You Need a Dental Crown?

By: Dr. Shweta Gujaran


Healthy teeth are an important part of our overall wellness and confidence. But in some cases, you may need more than basic care like dental cleanings or fillings. Crowns are a versatile and durable way to address a range of oral health concerns.

Dr. Shweta Gujaran can describe how dental crowns work and who may benefit from this advanced treatment during a consultation at The Tooth Studio. Call now to book an appointment, or read below to learn what signs may indicate the need for a dental crown. Our Danbury, CT staff understands that natural-looking smiles start with the best preventive and restorative care.

Fractured or cracked teeth

If a tooth has sustained severe damage, like a fracture, your dentist might recommend a crown. Unfortunately, cracked teeth can weaken the structural integrity of your tooth and lead to infection if left untreated for too long. Dental crowns can restore the function of a damaged tooth better than other available treatments.

Large cavities or extensive decay

When tooth decay progresses beyond a certain point, a simple filling may not be enough to repair the tooth. Instead, the dentist needs to remove the decay and then cover the remaining tooth structure with a dental crown. Our team members at The Tooth Studio use crowns to form a virtually impenetrable barrier and keep harmful bacteria at bay.

Weakened or worn-down teeth

Sometimes, teeth are weakened due to extensive wear-and-tear, erosion, or grinding (bruxism). These issues may require dental crowns to restore their strength and integrity. Such teeth are more susceptible to fractures and may cause sensitivity or pain. A crown allows patients in Danbury, CT to perform biting and chewing functions without any discomfort.

Root canal treatment

Following a root canal procedure, where the infected pulp is removed from the tooth, a dental crown is often recommended. This is because the tooth structure becomes weaker after treatment, and a crown provides added strength and protection. Dr. Gujaran helps prevent any further damage to the treated tooth and ensures long-term functionality.

Cosmetic enhancements

Did you know that dental crowns can be used for cosmetic enhancements? If you have severely discolored, misshapen, or poorly aligned teeth, a dental crown may transform your smile. By placing a crown over the affected tooth, you can achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, which can boost your overall confidence and self-esteem.

What happens during a dental consultation?

Not everyone is a perfect candidate for dental crowns, so Dr. Gujaran will need to assess your dental history and examine your teeth and gums to determine if a crown is the best treatment option for your needs. Factors such as the amount of tooth structure remaining, your overall health, and allergies are considered before moving forward. Once approved, we develop a personalized plan and begin treatment.

Ask about our dental crowns

Whether you have a cracked tooth, extensive decay, weakened enamel, have undergone a root canal, or desire cosmetic improvements, a dental crown may be the answer to your oral health issues. If you have questions about crowns or need to schedule a consultation, call The Tooth Studio in Danbury, CT today. Dr. Shweta Gujaran and our team look forward to helping you achieve your best smile.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.