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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are one of the oldest practices used to modify tooth structures or to even replace them entirely. They’re widely used and chances are, you might even know someone who has dental crowns. But what are dental crowns exactly? And how do they work? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, then continue reading below. We’ve compiled some general information regarding dental crowns for those who don’t know what they are or how they function.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are covers or caps that are placed over a tooth. Dental crowns are used in order to restore a tooth to its regular shape, size, and function. With a crown, the tooth can become stronger or can even be improved entirely in appearance. Here at Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist, we rely on ceramic or all-porcelain to fully encase the visible portions of a tooth or dental impact. Once they’re bonded in place, only a dentist or a specialist can remove it from your mouth.

How Do They Work?

Your dentist will bind your crown to the top and visible portions of the teeth. And with them, they can help remove the suffering from decay that the tooth is succumbing to. This is because dental crowns are essentially designed to keep teeth intact. You will most often see crowns installed for when small size cracks or fissures occur on teeth. With a crown bound to your teeth, your cracks and fissures will discontinue spreading/widening.

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

It’s often hard to tell if you’ll need a crown or not. Luckily, there are specialists out there, such as your dentist, who will be able to indicate if you’re in need of a crown or crowns.

You will likely need a crown if it’s prescribed to:

  • Restore and protect a tooth that is decayed, cracked, worn, or broken
  • Protect and support a tooth after a root canal treatment or very large filling
  • Hold a prosthetic device or dental bridge in place
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Improve your smile by covering a severely discolored or misshaped tooth
  • Correct functional issue(s)

Contact Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist Today For Their Quality Dental Crowns

If you are having dental issues regarding appearance, then don’t hesitate at all in contact Dr. Pohl’s office at Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist. Dr. Pohl is highly-experienced in providing quality dental services to countless patrons. He will craft for you the best dental crowns around to ensure that they will help restore your teeth. And if you don’t need dental crowns, his expertise in dental cosmetics will benefit you in many other ways. For any inquiries, you may call us at 561-999-0889 or visit our contact page.

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