Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Did You Chip A Back Tooth? Get An Affordable And Easy Crown Put On

by Charlotte Beck

If you have a small chip in a back tooth that isn't easy to see, but it causes you a little bit of pain and cuts your lip, you want to get to the dentist. Although the chip may not be all the way through the tooth, if it isn't taken care of it can spread throughout the tooth and cause a lot of damage. There are some options to deal with the chip, but one of the easiest and most affordable would be to have a crown put on it. Here are some of the benefits of using a crown to cover a chipped tooth.


Prepping the tooth to be covered doesn't take a lot of time, and a crown is easy for the dentist to cement onto the tooth. Unlike having the tooth removed and replaced with a bridge, or having it replaced with a permanent implant, this procedure only has the cost of the crown and the time the dentist has to put in. This makes it one of the most cost efficient ways to take care of the chip quickly.

Natural Appearance

How much money you want to spend on the crown, and the type of material that is used is up to you. You can get a white porcelain crown put over the tooth, and this will make the tooth look natural and white when you open your mouth. The metal options may be more affordable but will be more noticeable when you open your mouth.

In and Out Appointment

The crown is going to be something that you can have put on in one day at one appointment, and then the dentist will check it when you get a regular cleaning. You won't have to be fitted several times, have adjustments, or have to undergo any type of surgery to have the crown put on.

If you have a chip and you can tell that it's getting worse, you want to have the tooth filed, cleaned and covered so that you can resume your normal eating and drinking problems. If you don't cover it you are leaving it open to get a cavity or decay in the root that could require a root canal. Preserve the base of the tooth by having the tooth covered with a crown, and then you won't have to worry when you are eating or talking in the future. 


About Me

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.