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By Brilliant Smiles Dental
July 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

Dental crowns improve the function and look of natural teeth that have been damaged.

Teeth work best when you have a full set. Speaking and eating can be made difficult due to the loss or damage of just one tooth. CrownsFortunately, the qualified team at Brilliant Smiles Dental Company in Delray Beach, Florida has a relatively simple solution to fix this problem: dental crowns. Here, Dr. Henry Rodriguez-Martin answers a few of the questions he often hears about crowns from his Delray Beach dental patients.

What are dental crowns?

Sometimes referred to as caps, crowns are made from porcelain, ceramic or metal. They provide a cover on top of a natural tooth that cannot sustain any further damage or decay. After your Delray Beach dentist Dr. Rodriguez-Martin has taken digital measurements of your tooth and the area surrounding it, your crowns will be made in a laboratory to look exactly like a natural tooth.

Why do I need a crown?

If decay has gone untreated, it may weaken a tooth so much that it cannot support a regular filling. Teeth whose surfaces show extensive wear may need to have their surfaces built up again. Crowns are also made to finish off a dental implant. 

Crowns also fill in the spaces left when a tooth is extracted. The large space can be subject to a variety of problems including decay and tooth shifting. When attached to the adjacent teeth that remain, crowns close these gaps to keep the rest of the natural teeth healthy.

How long do crowns last?

Crowns are fairly durable restorations, lasting between five and fifteen years, but Dr. Rodriguez-Martin has had patients at his Delray Beach dental practice who have had their crowns much longer by practicing excellent dental hygiene. Regular checkups at Brilliant Smiles Dental Company is also imperative to the life of your crown. 

Dental crowns help to maintain good dental health so the rest of your natural teeth will be protected. Talk to your Delray Beach dentist, Dr. Henry Rodriguez-Martin about how these useful restorations can keep you smiling for years to come.

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