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Updated On Thursday, November 15, 2018 04:58:50 AM

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a product like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are generally used to restore a tooth's function and look following a restorative treatment such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has actually become so advanced that big portions of the tooth must be eliminated, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to avoid a broken tooth from becoming worse, connect bridges, cover implants, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve as a visual use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be brought back to its natural appearance.

Treatments

A tooth must generally be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special laboratory, which makes a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is used till the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Crowns are often confused with veneers, but they are rather different. Veneers are typically applied just to relatively small areas.

Taking care of Your Crowns

With correct care, a good quality crown might last as much as 8 years or longer. It is crucial to floss in the location of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.

Particular habits such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly reduce the life of a crown. Moreover, eating hard foods, ice or hard candy can jeopardize the adhesion of the crown, and even damage the crown.




Same Day Crown Restorations

CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction and is a tool in our office that can take exact digital imagery of locations requiring restoration and produce the appropriate restoration on the spot.

With our CEREC cad/cam machine, you can have your crown or other restoration finished in just one visit. We will develop and custom fit your tooth precisely with our computer system milling unit right in the office. You no longer have to have a temporary crown or wait weeks for the laboratory to fabricate your crown.

CEREC can be used in a broad range of indications: partial crowns, posterior crowns, anterior crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays.


Additional Dental Procedures That May Be Available

A range of dental treatments may be available for our local patients. Our goal is to offer a warm and reassuring environment for your dental experience, whether you are visiting us for the first time for a dental evaluation and cleaning, or you are returning to complete your cosmetic smile makeover.

The services listed below are a sample of what we may offer:

  • Dental Crowns

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Full & Partial Dentures

  • Dental Bonding

  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint Treatments

  • Gum Disease

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Dental Bridges

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Fillings


The Discussion For Today Will Be:

Endodontic Treatment (Root Canal)

Root canal treatment (also described as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is essential when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach all the way to the root pulp. (Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early). Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth might also cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal treatment. When this occurs, the pulp ends up being infected, and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess).

By the time the pulp is infected it has to be treated, and can not recover on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, and may be really unpleasant. Symptoms that the pulp has actually ended up being infected might include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, discomfort to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Often, however, no signs are apparent and the individual is unaware of any issue up until a checkup.

A root canal is then carried out to clear out the infected tooth pulp, and sanitize the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to remove the tooth. When the infection is fixed, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any additional infection. Typically a core build-up and crown is recommended for bring back a tooth that has actually had root canal therapy.


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