Restoring A Damaged Tooth With A Crown

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Restoring A Damaged Tooth With A Crown

Restoring A Damaged Tooth With A Crown

23 March 2022
Dentist, Blog

There are many different dental treatments that you may need to undergo over the course of your life. Depending on the severity of the damage to your tooth, it may be necessary to have a dental crown placed on your damaged tooth.

Myth: Dental Crowns Are Only For Teeth That Have Very Large Cracks Or That Have Broken 

When a patient has suffered a large crack or even a broken tooth, the need for a crown may be obvious. However, there are other situations where a patient may need to use a crown to repair the damage to their tooth. For example, it can be possible for a tooth to develop extensive decay that could weaken it enough to warrant the placement of a crown on it. Without this protective covering, there will be a high likelihood of the tooth breaking.

Myth: Dental Crowns Will Have Look Noticeably Artificial

Concerns about the appearance of a dental crown can be something that may cause a patient to feel stress. Yet, dental crowns are made so that they will have a strong resemblance to the natural teeth in your mouth. This will allow a person to restore and reinforce their tooth without negatively impacting the appearance of their smile. Furthermore, these crowns can be colored to match the particular shade of white of your other teeth so that they will match them as closely as possible. Depending on the visibility of the damage to the tooth, this may dramatically improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Myth: Dental Crowns Always Take Many Days To Be Ready For Placement

The crown that is applied to your tooth will be custom-made so that it will properly fit and match the rest of your teeth. However, this can lead to individuals assuming that it will always take many days before the crown will be ready to be placed on the tooth. However, advances in technology have increased the prevalence of same-day crowns. When using this option, the dentist that applies the crown will have the equipment at their office to manufacture the crown rather than making a mold of the tooth and sending it to a specialized lab. As a result, a patient can minimize the number of trips that they will have to make to their dentist to have a crown placed. However, it may take up to a few hours for the crown to be manufactured, which may cause the patient to have to spend slightly longer at the dentist's office.

For more information on dental crowns, contact a dental office in your area. 

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Got Tooth Decay? Finding Dental Care Tips Right For You

When it comes to my dental care, I only use the best toothbrushes, toothpastes and flosses. But sometimes, even after being vigilant and careful with my oral care, I experience problems like toothaches. Last year, I developed a small cavity in one of my back teeth. I didn't want to bother my dentist about it, so I simply took pain medications and hoped for the best. But after my jaw began to swell up, I sought professional dental help. My small cavity was actually a large hole filled with infection. I ended up having an extraction. Now, I visit my dentist as often as I can, because I can't afford to lose anymore teeth. I want to share my experiences with other people, so I created this blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth healthy and when to see a dentist. Thanks for visiting.