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Does Your Smile Need A Crown?

mai crownWe can use restorative dentistry to improve the function and overall health of a tooth or teeth. In fact, with one form of restoration we can completely change the tooth’s shape and color. We can also address a number of problems, both restorative and cosmetic. Does your smile need a crown? What does placement involve and who qualifies for one?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

Question: When does the doctor recommend a restoration?

Answer: We may suggest one if your tooth becomes chipped or fractured, or if you develop decay too severe for a dental filling. They can also be used to reshape a misshapen or malformed tooth. If you have lost a tooth, one can secure a bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant.

Question: What are crowns made of?

Answer: That depends on where they are being placed. Rear teeth are on the receiving end of more severe bite forces and pressure, so we may suggest a metal crown or a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. For teeth near the front of the mouth we may use porcelain, a lifelike and durable material that is stain-resistant.

Question: What does placing one involve?

Answer: The entire process typically takes two visits. The first visit involves preparing the tooth and taking impressions. The patient then receives a temporary restoration. When the patient returns for the second visit we will place the final restoration with a powerful bonding agent.

Question: How do I ensure my new restoration lasts?

Answer: You will need take steps to care for your restoration. We recommend brushing and flossing daily. You should also have your teeth cleaned twice a year. Doing so protects your restoration and helps maintain good oral health. If you have any questions about our repairing teeth, then contact our office today.

Dr. Mai and her team provide excellent patient care to prevent dental conditions from developing. We monitor your smile with checkups and regular cleanings incorporating advanced technology.
To treat and transform your smile, we can offer fillings and crowns to restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.
We want to help your smile shine with professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and one-visit bonding and contouring procedures.
Our advanced dental technology allows us to provide you with less-intrusive, more precise care.