Dental Tooth Crowns

Traditional Dental Tooth Crowns by Yardley PA Dental Care

Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth or teeth that are likely to break or is too broken down for a dental restoration with bonding or a filling. Reasons for needing a crown run the gambit from injury, decay, and even everyday wear and tear can damage teeth and compromise a beautiful smiles. Sometimes just a single tooth needs a crown, other times, several teeth may require a new chance to shine using dental crowns.
Dental Crowns are frequently used after the dentist performs a root canal treatment, or a crown may be warranted when a large filling falls out or wears out. The larger the hole made by a cavity that needs treatment, the more likely Dr. Kenwood at Yardley PA Dental Care will be recommending a crown to cover the tooth that is causing pain or has other dental issues. The truth is after a filling/amalgam is put in a large cavity, a tooth is more likely to break. Remember, that the jaw muscles are the strongest muscles in the human body. Teeth are subjected to tremendous force and pressures. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more severe matter and much harder to treat, a dental crown may not be useful in severe breakage. Fortunately, porcelain dental crowns can restore your teeth to their former beauty. Crowns prevent further issues, erosions and decay of teeth,, as well as making for a beautiful smile.
Whats Involved with a Dental Crown, Yardley PA Dentist Tells All
It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first, any decay is removed from the tooth, and it is shaped to accept the crown. Then an impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. Between the two visits, the crown is made, usually of high-strength porcelain over gold alloy, all ceramic material, or gold. During this time a temporary crown is worn. In the second visit, this temporary is removed. Then the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and then cemented in place.
Each crown replaces a tooth and is individually crafted from porcelain to be placed over your natural tooth. A small amount of preparation is necessary to prepare the natural tooth and craft your new one. Dr. Kenwood will make sure your new crown blends in perfectly with your natural teeth and feels just right.

Live or work in the state of PA? To find out more information about dental crowns, Contact us for an appointment at our Yardley PA dentist office or just call us at 01061245741 and to schedule an appointment and evaluation of your dental issues.