In our previous blog, we discussed how a dental filling can repair a decayed tooth. In today’s blog, we’re going to take a look a unique dental restoration that can address a variety of concerns, from damaged teeth to infections. What do you know about dental crowns?
Try Our Quiz on Dental Crowns
True or False: We choose from multiple materials to create them.
True or False: Each one will be custom-made.
True or False: We can address a variety of oral health concerns.
True or False: You can keep them strong with routine oral healthcare.
True. For the teeth near the front of the mouth, we may use all-ceramic, which looks very lifelike. For teeth on the side and near the rear of the mouth, which must endure more powerful bite forces and pressures, we may suggest E.Max, PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal), and zironcia. We also offer all-gold crowns for greater strength and durability.
True. Creating them involves preparing the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth structure. We then take detailed impressions, with are used at a dental lab to design and create the restoration. Once complete, the patient returns for a follow-up visit, in which we check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and place the restoration with a powerful bonding agent.
True. We can use them to repair a chipped, broken, or fractured tooth. We can repair advanced decay or infected teeth. We can even help replace a tooth by restoring single tooth dental implants or anchoring a dental bridge in place.
True. In order to keep them strong and ensure decades of restorations, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and flow once per night. We also suggest seeing us every six months for an exam and a dental cleaning.
Do You Need A Restoration?
Dr. Janet Goguen, DMD, can restore function, beauty, and health to your smile with the placement of a lifelike and custom-made dental restoration. Call our office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591 to schedule your next cleaning. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.