Getting Past Your Dental Fears And Learning About Technology

Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.

What Is A Dental Crown And Who Needs One?

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A dental crown is a piece of material that is placed over your tooth, either to protect it from further damage or to cover a damaged tooth. A dental crown is usually made up of porcelain to mimic your natural teeth, or it could be made up of metal. A dental crown is placed over the tooth and it remains there until it needs to be replaced, as it is a permanent fixture in your mouth. Read on for further information about dental crowns and who could benefit from this dental treatment.

How Are Dental Crowns Installed?

A dental crown is positioned over your tooth and fused onto your tooth to help it stay in place. A dental crown can be made to look like your natural teeth, or it could be made of other materials, especially if it will be in the back of the mouth where you can hardly tell that it's there. A mold of your tooth is made and the dental crown is created to cover your natural tooth completely. A temporary crown may be put on before a permanent crown is installed.

Who Needs A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is sometimes used when a tooth has had a root canal, as the tooth itself may not be as strong as it once was after the root canal. A dental crown may also be used when a tooth is damaged or worn down. If you have issues with your teeth and they could use some extra protection against cavities or other types of damage, a dental crown may be a major benefit to you. 

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

A dental crown can be very long-lasting, although, with time, you may have to have them repaired or replaced. They are made to mimic your natural teeth and will work just like your natural teeth, although you still need to take good care of them. Brushing properly and eating a healthy diet can help make a dental crown go a long way. Avoiding eating anything that is too hard can also prevent damage to a dental crown, as can skipping on eating or drinking anything that can stain your porcelain dental crown.

If you have had dental issues in the past and think that a dental crown can be a benefit to you, you should consult your dentist about having a dental crown installed over your tooth or teeth. Make a dental appointment today.


16 June 2021