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DENTAL CROWNS IN WINSTON SALEM

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DENTAL CROWNS

The "crown" of the tooth is the part visible above the gumline. It is the part of the tooth that we brush, floss, and tend to pay the most attention to when it comes to our oral health. Dental crowns are dental restorations that can be temporary and permanent, depending on their restoration and need. Most crowns are made from ceramic because ceramic is strong and durable, but some crowns are made from composite resin or even gold.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A FULL SET OF TEETH

While you might not give it much thought, having all of your teeth is essential to the way your mouth functions, not just the way it looks. A full set of teeth means that you can chew your food thoroughly, and it also reduces the risk of getting food, or other bacteria-causing debris stuck between your teeth or below the gumline. Having all of your teeth means that you can speak properly as well. When teeth are missing, especially front teeth, it can be difficult for people to pronounce their words. This can lead to self-esteem issues because not only do these people have missing teeth, and they also may have trouble speaking. Crowns can help reduce the risk of infection and deformity in the mouth, and they can improve eating and speech functions as well.

WHY GET A DENTAL CROWN

Dental crowns are a popular restoration for solving the problem of missing teeth. Crowns are also a good alternative to veneers when there isn't enough of the tooth to save to adhere the dental veneer to in the first place. Dental crowns look and feel, and function, like your real teeth. Some patients opt to have dental crowns placed on all of their teeth to significantly improve the look, and feel, of their teeth. Crowns can make crooked teeth look straight again without having to get braces. Because crowns can be molded to look like your existing teeth, they are another option for cosmetic dentists to use in improving the look of teeth. If you have stained or yellow teeth, or if you have gray colored teeth from the after-effects of a root canal, a crown may be an ideal choice for restoring the look and function of your tooth or teeth. What's more, dental crowns can save a severely damaged tooth from becoming more damaged, which can prevent infection and tooth loss overall.

THE DENTAL CROWN PROCESS

During your dental consult, your dentist will clean and inspect the tooth or teeth in question. If any issues need resolution, appointments will be scheduled to resolve those problems before the crown is placed. This might include a root canal, filling cavities in surrounding teeth, or having teeth cleaned in preparation for the procedure. X-rays will be taken of the teeth to determine eligibility for a dental crown. In all, receiving a dental crown is a painless procedure. Your dentist will prepare the existing tooth to receive the dental crown, take an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth, and then send the impression to the dental lab to have them build/create a new tooth for you. When the new tooth arrives back at the dental office, you'll have an appointment to have it placed on your tooth. The surface of the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, and the crown will be cemented to the existing tooth. In the case of crowns related to root canal treatments, the inside of the tooth is also filled with cement to prevent further infection from occurring in the future. Once the tooth is "capped," it should remain in place for many years

CARING FOR DENTAL CROWNS

Once your dental crown is in place, you should consider it as permanent as your existing teeth. You will need to ensure that you have regular dental check-ups and cleanings, brush and floss on a regular basis, and report any issues you might have with your dental crown to your dentist immediately. If you neglect your dental crown, through lack of regular or daily home care, it will not last as long as promised, and you’ll be right back to square one with your teeth. If you take care of your dental crown, you can expect to last for many years. Some people get several decades of use out of their crowns before they have to be replaced, and much more have their crowns for the rest of their lives.

PRACTICE REVIEWS

I have been a patient of this practice for several years and cannot say enough great things! Though I typically see Dr. Spangler, all three doctors are extremely knowledgable, thorough and attentive to detail. The staff as a whole combines professionalism with genuine concern for the patient to provide individualized care. Scheduling or being seen in a timely manner has never been an issue as the administrative staff members are kind, caring and extremely helpful! I recommend this office to all of my friends-- my family members are already patients 🙂

Brianna Robinson

My daughters and I went for a new client appointment today and were thrilled with their staff and level of service provided. Would highly recommend their office to anyone looking for top quality dental service.

Angie Mauldin

Absolutely fantastic dental practice - I have been a patient of Dr. Leal's for years and have received top notch dental care. The business side of the practice is great too. I could not be more pleased with my total care - dentists, hygienists and office staff. They genuinely care about me, are very respectful and have always run on time for my appointments.

Will Miller

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