Richmond, Kentucky
138 N. Keeneland Dr. Suite C
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 626-0069

The Top 5 Reasons Why Patients Need Dental Crowns January 13, 2017

Richmond, Madison
The Top 5 Reasons Why Patients Need Dental Crowns, Richmond, Kentucky

While a dental crown may invoke funny images of a king’s hat on top of a tooth, this popular dentist’s tool has a variety of important uses for patients of all ages. Richmond’s Mark Stephens DMD restores teeth with dental crowns on a regular basis and recommends them for several conditions and cosmetic needs. 

Why Patients Need Dental Crowns

1. Root Canal Treatment 

Root canal treatments replace infected pulp but will leave your tooth hollow and susceptible to cracking. A dental crown protects the tooth and prevents it from fracturing.

dental crown2. Filling 

Large fillings may need a dental crown to cover the gap and keep it from getting contaminated or infected. In some cases, old fillings are replaced with crowns to keep the tooth from fracturing. 

3. Cracked Or Broken Teeth 

A stress fracture, also known as cracked tooth syndrome, can cause pain while chewing. It will also leave teeth vulnerable to dental emergencies. Dental crowns can instantly fix this issue. Similarly, a broken molar cusp can also be remedied by a crown.

4. Appearance

In some cases, dental crowns are purely cosmetic. Unshapely or discolored teeth are renewed with these conventional fixtures. They instantly improve the look of the front teeth and don’t require any shaving of existing ones. 

5. Wear & Tear 

Patients who grind their teeth, experience acid erosion due to medical conditions or diet, or are elderly can benefit from restorative dental crowns. 

You deserve healthy and beautiful teeth, and Dr. Stephens and his staff can provide you with the expert, friendly, and pain-free care that you need. For more information about dental crowns, call Mark Stephens DMD in Richmond, KY, at (859) 626-0069. For details about their cosmetic dentistry services, visit their website

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Mark Stephens DMD
How to Handle a Dental Emergency, Richmond, Kentucky
You don’t have to play contact sports to suffer a dental emergency. Several accidents in the home can cause cracks, chips, or lost teeth. Fortunately, an emergency dentist&...read more
3 Steps of a Routine Teeth Cleaning, Richmond, Kentucky
Routine dental cleanings are essential for your day-to-day oral health. That’s why the American Dental Association® (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist regularly.&n...read more
3 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Pulled, Richmond, Kentucky
Brushing and flossing your teeth prevents serious dental problems but sometimes, it is not enough to avoid extractions. Many family dentistry professionals offer this crucial se...read more
Cut These 5 Dental Care Habits to Protect Your Smile, Richmond, Kentucky
The effectiveness of excellent oral hygiene can be minimized if you fall into bad habits. This is the case even if you visit a dentist for regular cleanings and brush and floss ...read more
Family Dentistry Experts Compare Manual & Electric Toothbrushes, Richmond, Kentucky
Tooth decay and gingivitis are real threats facing Americans of all ages, which is why the family dentistry experts at Mark Stephens, DMD in Richmond, KY, encoura...read more