The versatility of dental crowns
- Posted on: Mar 30 2020
When patients think of dental work, they think of unsightly, fake-looking dental work or horribly designed dentures. However, restorative dentistry has come a long way over the years. Dr. Lindsey Marshall prides herself in offering restorations to her patients that are not only effective at restoring functionality and keeping the smile healthy, but restorations that are also beautiful. This includes the placement and versatility of the dental crown.
What is a dental crown?
Patients who have minor or extreme damage to their natural teeth may benefit from placing a dental crown. The dental crown is a ceramic restoration that is bonded onto a tooth to cover the entire exposed enamel. The restoration may also be placed over an abutment to create a false tooth. The versatility of the dental crown makes it a popular choice in general and restorative dentistry.
How are dental crowns used?
There are many ways in which a dentist may use a dental crown. A dental crown may be fabricated for a patient to:
• Cover a dental implant’s abutment to create a false tooth
• Protect a tooth that has experienced damage or large areas of decay, including patients who have undergone root canal therapy
• Strengthen a tooth that may become weak after the placement of a large filling
• Bond to a false tooth called a pontic and create a dental bridge, perfect for replacing one or more teeth in a row
• Cover a tooth that is permanently stained or has imperfections impacting its appearance
The versatility of the dental crown makes it perfect in many situations for dental patients.
What is done to fit and create a dental crown?
Patients who need a crown may require two visits to the practice During the first visit, decay is removed and the tooth is shaped with the removal of enamel to take impressions to fabricate the final restoration. A temporary crown may be bonded in place until the permanent crown is completed. Then patients come into the office to remove the temporary crown and bond the final one in place.
Take the first step in learning more about dental crowns
Call Dr. Lindsey Marshall’s practice today in Ardmore, PA at (610) 649-0696. Her facility welcomes new patients interested in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options in the community.
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