Why Get A Dental Crown

Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit to our office, but you have yet to schedule your appointment? We know that receiving a treatment you are not familiar with can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. One of the most common treatments we perform daily is a dental crown. Even if you don’t need a dental crown at this time, knowing about this common treatment may be beneficial to you in the future. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and the reasons we may recommend this treatment.

What Do You Really Know About Cavities?

When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are certain problems we are looking for when we clean and check your teeth. We look for serious conditions, such as gum disease and oral cancer, as well as signs of decay or cavities. You may already know the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated in a timely fashion.

A Crown For Every Occasion

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that help restore damaged teeth or improve the appearance of a tooth. The crown procedure can be used as a stand alone treatment or as part of another treatment, as in the case of dentures, implants and root canals. Modern dental technology has greatly improved the outcomes of dental implants. Not only are they durable and long-lasting, but they look just like a natural tooth. The crown is a tooth-shaped structure, comparable to a cap, that is placed over a tooth. The “cap” covers the tooth to improve its appearance and restore its shape and size.