Why A Crown Is Often Better Than A Full Tooth Replacement

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It might seem odd that dental crown implants are still so widely popular when there are many very convincing tooth implants that can be used instead. After all, that seems like the next logical step in dentistry, replacing older, bad teeth, with new ones that are stronger and will last longer. However, the truth is that there are many benefits to dental crown implants that other implants cannot compete with. If you are weighing up between getting a crown or a full tooth replacement, then here are a few reasons why you might want to stick with dental crowns for now.

Less Invasive 

The fact of the matter is that pulling out a tooth, even if it is suffering from decay, is quite an invasive procedure that is painful and has a little bit of recovery time attached to it. For older people, this can be a bit of a deal-breaker and not worth the risk, especially when it is just for a couple of otherwise healthy teeth. Dental crown implants fulfill almost the exact same purpose in sealing and protecting the teeth as new implants would, so there is really no discrepancy in the quality either. For those who don't like the idea of dental surgery, crowns can be a major blessing.

Not Just For Dead Teeth

Sometimes a dental crown might be installed due to a different dental procedure that is not due to direct teeth decay. For example, if a root canal is performed, then the only way to really protect the tooth from falling apart in the near future is a strong crown. So, in addition to stabilizing older teeth, sometimes crowns are useful in protecting the tooth once it has had another type of treatment applied to it. That is why not everyone who has crowns would actually need full tooth replacement surgery.


The cost must always be factored in when it comes to any sort of procedure, especially when the outcomes are very similar. In general, dental crown implants are going to be cheaper not just because of the raw materials but also because of the labor involved and the time it takes. For some people, dental surgery is just not an option, and in that case, it is good to have a quality backup that can still provide them with relief for any pain or decay that may still be present in their teeth. 


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