What Are Dental Crowns Used For?

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If your dentist just told you that you may be a dental crown, you may have visions of your mouth covered in a crown full of jewels like a king. However, dental crowns are a little less luxurious than that. To help you learn a little bit more about dental crowns and what they are used for, this article is going to go over a few different scenarios in which you may need one. Are you interested in learning a little bit more about dental crowns? If so, read on to learn a little bit more. 

Crack Tooth

If you have a cracked tooth, you have a few options, including getting a dental crown. A dental crown is a thin cap that's placed over your tooth to protect it. In the case of having a cracked tooth, the dental crown will prevent the crack from getting worse and will also prevent food from entering the crack and causing a bacterial infection. 

Dental Implant

If you have to have a tooth pulled for a variety of different reasons, then your dentist may recommend that you get a dental implant. Dental implants are small metal rods that are surgically implanted into your gums. Once your gums have healed over the dental implant, your dentist will then place a dental crown over the top. The dental crown itself will act as your natural tooth, which will allow you to chew like normal again. 

Warn Down Teeth

Additionally, your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have teeth that have been worn down due to too much grinding. If you have noticed that your teeth are looking a little flat because you grind your teeth, a dental crown can help alleviate that problem. Just make sure that you also wear a mouthguard at night so that you don't wear your dental crown down. 

Unless you yourself are a dentist, you may not know the first thing about dental crowns. However, your dentist will go over everything you need to know about the procedure so that you know exactly what you can expect from it. Just remember that even though dental crowns can be sturdy, they aren't permanent, so you will want to make sure that they don't get cracked or chipped. If you want to learn a little bit more about dental crowns, contact your dentist today, and ask them all of the questions that you want. 


4 December 2018

Dentistry for the Whole Family

Do you have a different doctor from your spouse? Does your child see a pediatrician? Most families have different medical health providers for different members of the family. This makes sense in most cases, but did you know that you can find a dentist who will treat every person in the family from a baby to a senior? I'm a manager or a family dentist, and in this blog you will learn why a family dentist is a great idea. I will tell you the many advantages of taking every family member to the same dentist, and I will give you tips of finding the right dental office for your family.