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Do you have smile issues that are interfering with your confidence? At Justin Karrel DMD, Dr. Justin Karrel has helped many patients in the Staunton, Virginia area solve their smile issues with the help of dental crowns.

Today we are going to show you just a few benefits that dental crowns or ‘caps’ have to offer your smile!

1- Bruxism: this common dental issue affects many people. Bruxism means that you grind and clench your teeth, often while sleeping. The result? Wear and tear on your pearly whites over time, shortening teeth. Covering these damaged teeth with dental crowns will restore them again.

2- Broken cusp: take a second and run your tongue along your side molars. Feel that? Those ridges, or “cusps” you feel on the top of the teeth can be broken due to injury or having a large filling that weakens the tooth’s structure. A crown placed over the top can repair the tooth.

3- Large filling: when you have a big filling covering half the width of a tooth, this can make the tooth vulnerable to fracturing. Do you currently have a big filling showing signs of stress? Having a dental crown restoration will provide support and strength to prevent further breakage.

4- Unsightly teeth: do you have misshapen, discolored, or gapped, teeth? Dental crowns can renew your unsightly teeth to vastly improve their appearance. In fact, teeth that are unsightly can often benefit the most from dental crowns.

5- Root canal: while root canals save problem teeth, they also make the tooth vulnerable because it now has a hollow space inside which can open it to potential fracturing. Dental crowns can alleviate this effect by strengthening teeth and restore form and function.

6- Cracked tooth syndrome: if you have a fracture in a tooth, you will know. Usually, it will hurt when you bite down a certain way. Chewing puts stress on the fracture lines causing you to feel pain. A dental crown will help hold the tooth together and spread the stress out more evenly over the tooth when you bite or chew.

If you have dental issues and are ready to take action to correct them, we are excited to help. We invite you to reach out to our experienced team by calling 540-885-1631 in Staunton, Virginia today. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Justin Karrel can get your smile back on track in no time!