Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

When Do You Need a Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns

When an injury or disease becomes too much for your natural tooth to withstand, a dental crown can save your smile. Dental crowns, or caps, fit over your natural teeth to provide protection, stability, and a durable chewing surface. Besides restoring your tooth’s function, a crown can also provide a more natural appearance and give you back your confidence. Your dentist can recommend the best types of dental crowns for your personal needs and budget. Crowns are a valuable solution for a variety of common problems. Here are some reasons you might need a dental crown.

  • You have missing teeth. Placing a crown is the final step in a tooth implant procedure. Crowns can also be used in the construction of dental bridges.
  • Your tooth has broken cusps. Trauma and large fillings may cause cusps to break. To prevent further damage to the tooth, a crown should be placed.
  • Your tooth has a large filling. If your tooth has a fracture or filled cavity that covers half its width or more, it is vulnerable to fracture and should be crowned. Some older fillings are also replaced with dental crowns when they show signs of stress or damage.
  • You’ve had a root canal. A root canal treatment leaves your tooth hollow and predisposes it to fractures. The final step in every root canal procedure is placement of a permanent crown.
  • You have cracked tooth syndrome. Internal fractures can cause tooth pain when chewing. A dental crown holds the tooth together and prevents pain by redistributing mechanical stress throughout the tooth. In many cases, a crown can effectively relieve symptoms and restore normal function.
  • You don’t like the appearance of your teeth. Crowns can give discolored, misshapen, or small teeth a more aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical appearance.

A crown can last between 10 and 20 years with proper care. Ask your dentist in Blue Bell which options are best for you, and enjoy renewed function and a beautiful smile with quality dental crowns.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Blue Bell, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Blue Bell. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Blue Bell, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Blue Bell.

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Patient Reviews
Very nice staff. Clean office. The dentists are top notch. I would recommend gentle dental to my family and friends
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A very good visit as scheduled activities were timely and Fern's services were outstanding.
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This was my first visit to Gentle Dental as my wife had gone there and recommended them. I was treated with Respect, patience, and consideration as I […]
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Donna M.
Painless - Dr. Amrut is very caring and explains everything - and he's very skilled.
Amy W.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
There was no wait. I was seen at my appointment time. I saw Dr Andelin for my first visit and Dr Amrute on my second visit. They were both awesome. […]
Naomi B.
Was in and out within an hour having 2 large cavities filled. My dentist was very friendly and nicely explained what he was doing while he was […]
Stephen L.
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Matthew M.
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Office staff are friendly, courteous and efficient.
Bernadette G.
I was taken on time, and Donna, who I have had the past few times, is very gentle.
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John H.
Jackie did an excellent job!
Xiaoqiu Z.
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Anonymous
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Ellen E.
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Joann C.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Stephen D.
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Rita A.
Fast appointments and fast service!
Jacqueline V.
It was amazingly nice for a Dentist visit, I had a major scraping and cleaning with absolutely no pain. My Dentist Donna was as your name says […]
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I was great
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Alyce B.
had very pleasant visit, impressions came out ok...teeth stayed in...
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Anonymous
I had a bone graft on 10/3 for a new crown. Dr. Craig was the surgeon who operated on me. He was wonderful. He told me everything he was going to do […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (267) 439-4912
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