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Dental Crown Treatments: What You Need to Know

BackMountainDentalEssentially, dental crowns are caps that are placed over the tooth to strengthen it, or to simply improve its appearance. The process typically requires one or two dental visits. Read on to know more about this treatment and whether it’s for you or not.

Crowns can help restore the natural look of teeth after they’ve been ravaged by decay. There are many ways to create crowns depending on the dentist performing the procedure. Thus, people will have to carefully choose a dentist who can professionally create a crown that looks natural and lasts long.

Some patients might be wondering why they should use crowns when they can use veneers, which also serve the same function of covering teeth. Veneers primarily serve an aesthetic function; crowns, on the other hand, offer a more permanent replacement to badly damaged teeth. They also provide strength for the remaining tooth structure they overlap. It helps that crowns can also be used in conjunction with other dental devices, such as dental implants.

These days, a revolutionary new method of fitting crowns use CAD hardware, called CEREC, and it can produce crowns within a single day. The procedure involves making a 3D model of the patient’s teeth, and then recreating natural-looking pieces using a crafting device. Patients interested in such a procedure should refer to a trusted dentist who offers this kind of service.

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January 18, 2014 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | , , ,

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