Why Does A Damaged Tooth Need To Be Treated, And How Do Crowns Help?

Why Does A Damaged Tooth Need To Be Treated, And How Do Crowns Help?

No matter how minor you think the tooth damage might be, it is always important to schedule an appointment if you have experienced dental trauma. This way, we can determine the actual extent of the damage and help you to get the treatment you need. If you ignore damage to your teeth, they may be at serious risk. Bacteria may be able to get inside of the tooth. Should this happen, a painful infection could develop, resulting in the need for a root canal.

The damaged tooth may also be weakened, leaving it vulnerable to further harm such as splitting or breaking. If the tooth becomes significantly damaged, it may be irreparable and instead need to be extracted. By treating a damaged tooth, we can prevent more serious consequences and save the tooth from an unnecessary extraction.


Crowns can fix many types of damage, including chips and cracks that are too significant to be treated with a cosmetic solution such as bonding or veneers. A crown may also be recommended in cases where a tooth has too much decay to be treated with a filling. However, in cases of severe damage, where the tooth is too weak, and there is not enough natural structure left to support the restoration, a crown may not be possible. In such cases, an extraction may be necessary.


If the damage to your teeth is purely cosmetic, you may not need a crown. In such cases, less invasive treatment may be recommended. These treatments may include porcelain veneers or bonding. Once we can determine how serious the damage to your teeth is, we can help you choose the best solution that will provide you with the best results.

If your teeth have been damaged, getting treatment as soon as possible is essential, even if you do not think the damage is all that severe. For more information, contact Lanier Valley Dentistry at
(678) 802-1209 today.