Crowns, sometimes referred to as “caps”, provide full coverage protection for teeth. There are different types of crowns including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, and stainless steel (usually for baby teeth). Your dentist will determine which is best for your treatment depending on your case. Porcelain crowns are the most preferred and can be matched to your existing teeth by color and contour, keeping your teeth looking natural.
There are several indications for the need for crowns:
When a crown is maintained properly, it can last for years. Like any other restorations in the mouth, it may need to be replaced after a while. It is very important that you have your check-ups regularly to ensure your restorations are properly protecting your teeth.
Denture wearers want to know that their dentures are clean and appear natural to family and friends. Daily cleaning and stain removal are essential for fresh breath and a natural smile. However, constant cleaning shortens the life of dentures, but people who do not clean dentures suffer from discomfort or fungal infections. What should denture […]
Today we live in a society that values appearance unlike any time before. The attractive and youthful are glorified, while the aging population attempts to find the ever elusive fountain of youth. In 2009, during one of our nation’s worst recessions to date, an astounding 10 billion dollars was spent on elective, cosmetic procedures. It […]