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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why would dentists crown a tooth that might crack more?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Protection: Crowns are designed to help the tooth from further fracture.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Strengthen the tooth: A crown will protect the tooth and prevent a crack from getting bigger and having the tooth break. It is a wise investment to keep your tooth in good condition and function.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Cracked teeth: It depends upon the extent of the crack and where the crack in the tooth is. If the tooth is determined to be salvageable, then full coverage of the tooth such as a crown may prevent the tooth from cracking more, thus helping to preserve a tooth that would otherwise normally be lost in time as a result of a more serious fracture.

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