Are you in need of a new dental crown for a damaged tooth? This might seem like an easy task to put off until 2022 comes around and your schedule clears up. However, you will be missing out on several different benefits of getting it before the year comes to a close. This restoration is crucial for the health of your smile, and getting it now can save your wallet. Continue reading to learn why you should get your new crown now and how your dental insurance plays a role in the process.
Why Should You Get Your New Crown Now?
Crowns are sometimes needed to restore teeth after an injury, tooth decay, or tooth loss. If you put off getting your dental crown, you could be putting your smile in harm’s way. Here are a few things that could occur:
- Exposure to bacteria: If your tooth isn’t being shielded by a dental crown, it can endure more decay, or you could develop a painful infection. This is because it is being exposed to potentially harmful bacteria in your mouth.
- Irritation of soft tissues: When the damage to your tooth has left it with a rough surface and broken edges, you could end up with sores and irritation of the soft tissue in the mouth.
- Additional damage: If your weakened tooth isn’t protected, you’re leaving it vulnerable to break down even more. Without having it treated properly, this will only become more severe. You could even end up in need of a root canal or extraction. In the end, getting a dental crown can help you to avoid a painful dental emergency in the future.
How Do Your Insurance Benefits Play a Role?
If you have dental insurance, your unused benefits are likely to expire at the end of the calendar year. Your annual deductible is the amount of money that needs to be paid out-of-pocket each year until you are able to take advantage of your benefits. Each January, this amount will reset, so you will be responsible for paying it again. If you’ve already met your annual deductible for the year, you are much more likely to save on a crown by getting it now instead of waiting till the holiday season is complete.
Now isn’t the time to wait. Give your dentist a call so you can get your new dental crown. This way, you can save both your smile and your wallet!
About the Author
Dr. Brian Song earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and is passionate about continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. Currently, he is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Song is an in-network dentist with most major PPO plans. To learn more about dental crowns or to schedule an appointment at his office in Willowbrook, visit his website or call (630) 655-8781.