What To Know: Dental Crowns

Hopefully, you will be fortunate enough never to need a dental crown. However, life happens, and so do accidents. Whether you play contact sports in your spare time or have been hurt at work, you may have suffered a damaged tooth that will require a dental crown. A dental crown is designed to help protect the area of your damaged tooth. A dental crown can also be used for cosmetic purposes if you wish to reshape your tooth.

When Can A Dental Crown Be Used?

Dental crowns can be used for almost all of your dental concerns, such as cosmetic, functional or to support another dental procedure, such as:

  • Post Root Canal
  • To Support A Dental Bridge
  • To Cover An Implant
  • To Reshape An Oddly Shaped Tooth
  • To Cover A Heavily Stained Tooth
  • To Protect A Heavily Damaged Tooth

Do Dental Crowns Require  Special Care?

No, your new dental crowns are to be treated like your natural teeth, and like natural teeth, dental crowns can break. Also, the tooth under the crown can still be subject to tooth decay and get cavities. To prevent cavities or damage to your crown, simply continue your excellent oral hygiene routine as you would any other day.


If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental crowns or the process of receiving dental crowns, contact our Indianapolis dental office to schedule a visit with Dr. Carole or Dr. Robin Thoman. We accept new patients and provide complete dental care in one convenient location.