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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Why Some Health Buffs Need Dental Crowns

BackMountainDentalTo keep themselves fit, many people seek to get a healthy balance of diet and exercise. However, recent studies suggest that the “ideal” diet recommended for fitness buffs could actually be bad for the teeth.

Thus, health buffs who watch their diet are now presented with a new challenge: how to keep themselves fit without sacrificing their oral and dental health in the process. This is especially tricky as various studies now show that many types of food can gradually damage teeth. This is why dentists always remind their patients to practice proper oral hygiene, as they practice a fit and healthy lifestyle.

To some, this warning may have come too late, and they may now have to deal with discolored, damaged, or decayed teeth. Fortunately, several remedies are available for bad or unsightly teeth.

Dental crowns, for one. They are essentially tooth-like prosthetics designed to be worn over an existing tooth that may have been damaged or decayed. Most dental crowns are made from ceramic, a material that visually resembles human teeth.

Normally, the procedure to obtain dental crowns requires multiple appointments, but many dentists employ state-of-the-art dentistry equipment to speed up the process. Since such equipment makes accurate tooth impressions in a short time, it is entirely possible for a fitness enthusiast to get the crowns and go back to his or her fitness routine, all in the same day.


October 18, 2014 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry | , , ,

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