6 Dental Problems Crowns Can Help Solve

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Do you have problems that are interfering with your healthy smile?  At Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS, Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey has helped patients in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area solve many smile conditions 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- Cracked tooth syndrome

A fractured tooth will often let you know of its presence because it hurts 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.

2- Broken cusp

When you run your tongue along your side molars, you will feel ridges on the top of the teeth. These ridges, or cusps, 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

A large filling covering half the width of a tooth can make the tooth vulnerable to fracturing. If you have a large filling that is currently showing signs of stress, a dental crown will provide support and strength to prevent breakage.

4- Unsightly teeth

When teeth are unsightly, whether they are misshapen, discolored, or gapped, dental crowns are an excellent way to renew their appearance. In fact, teeth that are unsightly can often benefit the most from dental crowns.

5- Root canal

Root canals do an important job, they save teeth! They can 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 by strengthening teeth to restore form and function.


Bruxism affects many people. If you have been diagnosed with bruxism, this means that you grind and clench your teeth, often while asleep. The result? Wear and tear on your pearly whites over time, shortening teeth. Covering these damaged teeth with dental crowns will restore them again.

If you have dental problems you are unhappy about, we can help! We invite you to reach out to our team by calling 734.668.6612 in Ann Arbor, Michigan today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey and see for yourself if a dental crown restoration is the right solution for your smile!