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UNDERSTANDING DENTAL CROWNS

Dental crowns may be the solution that is right for you. The goal in any dental situation is to hang on to your natural teeth. Missing teeth can change the way your entire face looks but more importantly can affect how you eat, what you can eat and how you speak. Teeth play a very important role not only in how you look but in how your body performs. They are the first step in digestion. They provide support for your bone structure in your face and your nasal cavity. They are more than just for looks but your smile is the first impression that people get of who you are. Teeth are important on many levels. Dental crowns can help you to not only put your best face forward but also to keep everything functioning as it should.

 Tooth Restoration

The first thing you should know about a dental crown or cap is that it is used to restore your teeth to their natural shape and size. They are often used in cases of root canal, chipped or broken teeth and to restore a natural smile. They are used to “rescue” a damaged tooth. The base of the tooth remains and the crown covers the entire tooth up to the gum line. They are cemented into place and are very sturdy.

What Are Crowns Made Of?

Crowns/caps can be made out of several different types of materials and it largely depends on the spot in the mouth as to which material is best. Some options include:

  • Stainless steel
  • Other metals
  • All gold
  • Porcelain fused to a metal alloy or any of the other metals on this list
  • Resin

The dentist can go over the options with you, typically porcelain crowns are used for front teeth that are easily viewed when smiling or in some cases resin crowns are offered. For molars to save money metal without the fusion of the porcelain can be used. All of the materials that are used are 100% safe and non-toxic. The price of the different materials vary. Your dentist can discuss in detail about which options are best for your needs and discuss price points as well. The best way to get more information is to make an appointment. Crowns and caps can help you to look your best. They are a long lasting option and something you should consider.

We can provide you with all the information you need about dental crowns in North Florida. Make your appointment today and find out about this great dental appliance option!