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Are you dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth in Albany, NY?
There are many reasons one of our Albany, NY, dentists may recommend getting a dental crown. A dental crown is the most commonly used dental restoration and yet despite how often it’s placed, most people really don’t understand much about this dental procedure.
Read on to learn how the family dentists here at Rose Dental Associates use these restorations to benefit patients of all ages!
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a cap that covers over a tooth to protect it and preserve what’s left of the natural tooth structure. Crowns can be fabricated from a variety of different materials such as metal or porcelain fused to metal; however, porcelain and ceramic crowns are the most popular option because they actually look like real teeth. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are usually placed on teeth that are visible when you smile.
Dental crowns are usually made in a dental lab, so our Albany family dentists will take an impression of your teeth and prep them for the crown, but we will need to wait a couple of weeks for the lab to create the permanent restoration. In the meantime, our dentists will place a temporary crown over the tooth.
What is the purpose of a dental crown?
Even though some people may choose dental crowns in order to improve the shape, color, and appearance of a tooth, a dental crown is most commonly used for restorative purposes. A crown may be placed to,
- Support a tooth when a filling is either too large or old
- Preserve the natural tooth structure
- To support a weak tooth and to prevent further damage
- To protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- To support and hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
Need dental work? Give us a call
If you are dealing with a decayed, cracked, or damaged tooth, it’s important that you have a trustworthy family dentist that can provide you with the care you need when problems arise. Call Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, today at (518) 456-7673 to find out if you’re a proper candidate for dental crowns.