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Dental Crowns Can Fill In Lost or Broken Teeth With Ease

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Salem Dental Arts
Dental Crowns Can Fill In Lost or Broken Teeth With EaseDental crowns are an excellent way to repair a wide variety of issues concerning both the appearance and function of your teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth, crowns might be the best option for you.

Dental Crown Placement

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth. Crowns restore the appearance of your smile, prevent the weakened tooth underneath from sustaining further damage, and allow you to eat, speak, and care for your teeth normally again. Crowns can be made out of porcelain, metal, porcelain fused to metal, or resin, but porcelain is the most popular option because it is both highly natural-looking and very durable.

The process for having a dental crown placed typically requires two visits to our office. At your first appointment we take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your custom crown, and if you are opting for porcelain, we use a color guide that will help us match your crown to the shade of your natural teeth. We will also prepare your damaged tooth or teeth for crown placement by shaving down some of the enamel, and provide you with a temporary crown while you wait for your custom crown to be manufactured in the lab. When your permanent crown is ready one to three weeks later, you will return to our office so we can cement it in place.

Advantages of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a highly versatile restorative treatment option, as they can be used to address a wide variety of dental concerns: tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, discolored or misshapen teeth, protecting teeth after a root canal, holding a dental bridge in place, and more. Porcelain crowns are indistinguishable from natural teeth in appearance, and you can care for them just like your natural teeth. The procedure for getting dental crowns does not require invasive surgery, and if you care for them properly, they can last decades. If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns, call our office today.

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