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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns

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Your dental needs are a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what we think is best for you. Our doctors take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our office if you're looking for more information. 

Crowns

Why A Crown in Needed FAQ | Dental Care at Moon ValleyWhen your tooth is compromised by decay, infection, or dental trauma, we need to take steps to repair it. In many cases a silver or composite filling is sufficient to restore the tooth.

When a dental filling just doesn't cut it

However, if the tooth is so damaged that we need to remove a significant amount of structure, a crown is a better solution than a filling. A crown fully encases the damaged tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size, provide adequate strength, and allow the tooth to function normally again.

Placing a dental crown usually requires two visits. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits, a crown can last as long as 15 years.

We may choose crowns in a number of situations:

  • Restore a tooth that’s too damaged to support a large filling
  • Restore fractured teeth or prevent a weakened tooth from fracturing
  • Use as anchors on neighboring teeth to support bridges
  • Conceal a discolored or badly shaped tooth
  • Restore a dental implant

Dental Crowns Can Help

If you think you may need a dental crown, please call Dental Care at Moon Valley. We’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment to discuss your needs and decide if a crown is the most appropriate solution for you.  You can also read more about our crowns and tooth-colored fillings here.

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