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At North Fork Dental Care, Dr. James Thomason and our staff have helped patients in the Rexburg, Idaho area brighten their smiles with a dental crown restoration using dental crowns or ‘caps’. Let’s take a quick look at just a few ways your smile may benefit from a dental crown:

-You have a large filling: When you have a large filling covering half of the width of a tooth this can make the tooth vulnerable to fracturing. If a large filling is showing signs of stress, a dental crown will strengthen and support the weakened tooth.

 -You have unsightly teeth: If you have less than appealing teeth, they may benefit the most from a dental crown restoration. Whether you have teeth which are misshapen, discolored, or gapped, dental crowns are an excellent solution to restoring their appearance.

-You have had a root canal: If you have recently had a root canal, the remaining tooth will be hollow inside and vulnerable to fracture. Dental crowns are an ideal restoration by strengthening teeth to their full form and function.

-You have a broken cusp: Cusps on the teeth are at greater risk of breakage due to injury or from having a large filling that weakened the tooth’s structure. The cusps normally handle the brunt of your chewing action making them susceptible to potential fracture and breakage.

-You have cracked tooth syndrome: Cracked tooth syndrome can arise from a fracture within the tooth that hurts when you bite down a certain way. Chewing exerts stress on the fracture lines resulting in pain. A dental crown will help hold the tooth together so that when you bite or chew the stress is spread out more evenly over the tooth.

-You grind your teeth because of bruxism: Bruxism is the constant wear and tear on your pearly whites from grinding and clenching. This condition can result in your teeth shortening with time. Covering damaged teeth with dental crowns will once again restore their form and function.

Dental crowns can help restore your smile in many ways. To discover how a dental crown restoration can benefit you, please call 208-356-3012 in Rexburg, Idaho for a consultation. Dr. James Thomason and our team are excited to help you maintain the beautiful smile you deserve!