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According to the Ameican College of Prosthodontists, crowns are the most common restorative procedure. Concealing unattractive teeth, just as your Jericho and Burlington, VT, dentists, Drs. Paul Dunkling and Greg Penney.
What are crowns used for?
- They're used to conceal unattractive teeth that may be discolored, misshaped, or in need of more support
- Dentists file down damaged teeth with chips and cracks are to fit under the dental crown
- Crowns are used to conceal restorative procedures, like dental implants and root canals
- They can also conceal gaps in your smile if your Jericho and Burlington dentists install a bridge above your gumline.
Types of Crowns
Crowns, also known as caps, are sometimes confused with veneers, although they are completely different. Veneers are placed on the surface of your teeth. Veneers also serve a purely aesthetic purpose. Crowns have a structural function, which is why they come in a variety of materials: porcelain crowns, also known as dental ceramics or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which has a metal interior and a porcelain exterior.
Taking Care of your Crowns
Crowns don't require special care, but there are a few steps you can take to help you maintain a strong and bright smile:
- You need to brush twice a day for a duration of 2 minutes each time and floss at least once a day. A healthy oral regimen will reduce the buildup of tartar.
- Speaking of tartar, which is the hardening of plaque, you should avoid sugar-filled foods and opt for a healthier diet.
- Avoid chewing tobacco and smoking, since they only cause the deterioration of your teeth.
To schedule an appointment with your Jericho and Burlington, VT, dentists, Drs. Paul Dunkling and Greg Penney anything in regards to dental crowns, just call (802) 863-3479 for the Burlington office and (802) 899-3973 for the Jericho office. Don't hesitate to call. Your smile is a priority!
Living with discolored, broken and missing teeth can have a profound effect on a person's quality of life. Depending on the extent of the damage, damaged teeth can also interfere with nutrition, and jeopardize overall health. If you are unhappy with how your smile looks, or have trouble eating because of broken or missing teeth, a set of crowns or a bridge may be a good option for you.
Smile Restoration in Burlington and Jericho
The dentists at Burlington and Jericho, VT based Dunkling & Penney Dentistry recommend porcelain crowns and bridgework to restore large portions of damaged, decayed, and misshaped teeth. While there have been many new developments and improvements in how dentists treat cosmetic and oral health problems, crowns and bridges remain one of the most common options for repairing a number of problems, due to their effectiveness, versatility and affordability. A good crown can replicate the look and feel of a natural tooth, and last for an average of ten years, often longer.
Also known as caps, because they fit over an existing tooth, dental crowns are a staple of general and cosmetic dentistry. When a healthy tooth develops a cavity, a dental filling is the standard treatment. However, if the cavity is too large and the amount of decay is too advanced to be repaired with a filling, a crown can save the tooth from extraction. Crowns can also be used to repair uneven, misshaped teeth and severe spacing.
Crowns and bridges are an affordable, minimally invasive solution to many dental problems. If you have been putting off treatment, a set of crowns may be the perfect solution for you.
Find a Dentist in Burlington and Jericho
For more information on how a set of crowns and bridges can help to improve your smile and oral health, contact Dunkling & Penney Dentistry by calling (802) 899-3973 to schedule an appointment in Jericho today.
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