Can I get porcelain crowns if I have gum disease?

By January 21, 2012 November 30th, 2018 Gum Disease

Hi, I’ve got gum disease, but need to get some crowns. Is it possible? If so, will it stop the gum disease?

Thanks in advance.

Lisa W.- Tennessee

Unfortunately, porcelain crowns will not stop the progression of gum disease. Whether or not you can get the crowns will depend on what stage of gum disease you have. If you have gingivitis, the mildest case, then it is not that big of a deal. Just floss regularly and make sure you have your teeth cleaned professionally. However,  if you have advanced periodontitis, then you are at risk of your teeth falling out. If that is the case, you will not want to invest in crowns, and instead save up for dental implants. Be sure you get a clear answer from your dentist on which end of the gum disease spectrum your case falls.

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