Often, addressing problems with the function or appearance of a tooth means receiving a restoration. In addition to dental fillings, we offer strong and long lasting dental crowns. When do you need a dental crown? Will the restoration blend with your smile?
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- True or False: Crowns are made from lifelike materials.
- True or False: We can address multiple problems.
- True or False: They take just one visit to place.
- True or False: You can take steps to help them last longer.
- True. We have a variety of materials that blend with the smile. For the teeth near the front, we may suggest ceramic for a more natural appearance. For teeth closer to the back of the mouth, which must endure greater bite forces, we may suggest zirconia or possibly porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). The materials we recommend will depend on the area where the tooth is located.
- True. We can use them to address severe tooth decay or even an infected tooth. Crowns also anchor dental bridges in place and provide restoration for dental implants. They can be used to repair broken or fractured teeth and to address cosmetic concerns with the tooth’s shade and shape.
- True. Using E4D PlanScan technology, we can design and fabricate a new restoration in a single visit, so you don’t need to wear a temporary or wait up to two weeks for your final restoration. This also means fewer visits, so you won’t have to miss more work or school.
- True. By taking better care of your smile you help your crown remain strong and last for decades. We suggest brushing and flossing your teeth daily. We also encourage patients to see the doctor once every six months for a checkup and cleaning.