Using Crowns to Restore Damaged Teeth

 

Using Crowns to Restore Damaged Teeth

Crowns are used when teeth are so badly damaged that they can no longer function properly or are vulnerable to more damage from infection, decay or fracture. Dr. Frame can cover the damaged tooth with porcelain that strengthens and supports the remaining tooth structure so that it can continue functioning. You may be a candidate for dental crowns if you have a tooth that is fractured or broken, if it has had a root canal treatment, if it is badly decayed or if it has suffered other serious damage.

The crown is usually made with porcelain although some are made of metal or porcelain that is fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are generally considered the most aesthetic restoration and combine strength and beauty for a restoration that can serve your smile for many years. Crowns can generally be placed in two visits.

The placement of the crown is relatively simple, with Dr. Frame preparing the tooth and designing the crown. The preparation process requires the removal of some of the tooth structure to make room for the restoration. Any decayed tissue will also be removed and cleaned. We then take impressions to design the crown and check the color to ensure a perfect match. The crown is made at a dental lab, and at your next visit, it will be secured to the tooth using a special dental bonding material. Crowns can last for 15 years or more when maintained according to recommendations.

Call us today to find out more about crowns or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frame.

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