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Dental Crown Uses

By Dr. Silvers on June 14, 2011


There are plenty of different dental problems that a person may experience. Some may be relatively minor, such as tooth discoloration and small cavities, chips, or cracks. Others may be more substantial, like major tooth decay and tooth damage. In the latter case, you will need something more than a filling or a porcelain veneer to address the issue properly. It’s for this reason that we at our Harrisburg, PA cosmetic dentistry office like to consider dental crowns as a treatment for many serious dental problems. Right now, the team at Silvers Family Dental Care would like to look at just which dental problems we can fix by using dental crowns.

The most common dental problems that we use dental crowns to fix are those involving major dental damage. If you have a tooth that is chipped or cracked, veneers and bonding treatments are usually the best option to restore the appearance of the tooth. For severely chipped or cracked teeth, dental crowns are a better option since they provide an aesthetic treatment for the tooth while also bolstering the structural integrity of the tooth as well.

Severe tooth decay is also another dental problem that can be properly addressed with Harrisburg, PA dental crowns. Fillings and onlays will just not be able to address such matters of major tooth decay. As with tooth damage, dental crowns provide the aesthetic treatment to restore the appearance of a decayed tooth while also protecting the tooth from further decay or damage.

Dental crowns are also used to cap dental implants is a person has lost a tooth or several individual teeth. These dental crowns will help make you smile look pristine if you receive dental implants for missing teeth.

Given these three listed uses, it should also be apparent that dental crowns are good for smile makeover treatments. Smile makeovers are combinations of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments that are used in order to improve a person’s overall dental health and appearance. Crowns are just made for such needs given the way they work and the problems that they can solve.

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and other options for dental care, be sure to contact our Harrisburg, PA cosmetic dentistry office today. At Silvers Family Dental Care, we will help you enhance your dental health and give you a great smile in the process.

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