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When Is A Dental Crown Needed?

Although many people know what a dental crown is, there are a lot of people that are unaware of the wide uses of dental crowns in dentistry. At B&G Family Dentistry, you can get a crown that accomplishes a multitude of tasks to make your smile look the way you want it to. For more information on how a dental crown may be used to enhance and restore your smile, continue reading.

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns can correct several problems that you may experience. They protect teeth that have been rendered weaker due to decay as well as breakage. If the tooth is cracked, a crown can be used to hold it together and prevent it from breaking further. Some other ways crowns can help your teeth include:

  • Rebuilding worn down teeth
  • Cover and support decayed teeth with minimal structure
  • Dental bridges use crowns to support them
  • Crowns can be used to cover misshapen or discoloured teeth
  • Dental implants use crowns to replace missing teeth

What Is A Dental Crown Made Of?

A crown is made of several different materials depending on what is best for your teeth. They can be ceramic that matches the color of teeth, porcelain that is fused to metal, or simply just metal alloys. The position of your crown and how visible it is makes a difference in the material used for your crown.

How Is A Crown Placed?

Placing a crown usually requires two separate dental visits that are two weeks apart from one another. At your first visit to our dentist, the tooth will be prepared and any damage will be removed. The tooth will be reshaped so that the crown fits over it securely. A temporary crown will be placed onto the tooth until you return for your follow up appointment to get a permanent crown bonded onto your teeth.

A dental crown is a great option if you want to restore your teeth and keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful. Speak with one of your dental staff today to schedule an appointment.

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