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5 Dental Crown Facts You Need to Know

When you come to our Nashua NH dental office to restore your mouth, you’ll be in the hands of dental experts focused on providing elite and natural-looking solutions that can last for years.

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile tools in dentistry. We dentists have been using them for years, and the technology only continues to improve. Nashua Family Dentistry is a dental practice that serves patients of all ages and dental complications. You can start your treatment by giving us a call today at 603-546-7460. Today we want to share information you might not know about dental crowns.

1. Crowns can save the tooth

A crown is a ceramic restoration that protect the tooth. We often place crowns for patients who have suffered substantial tooth decay, have fillings that are too big to restore again, on a tooth or to strengthen a tooth following root canal therapy. Teeth that are heavily cracked or decayed face a higher risk of failing down the road. The crown is placed over the tooth to keep the tooth functional for years to come.  

2. Crowns won’t stain

Crowns are designed to look and function just like your natural tooth. Of course, our teeth can stain with wear and tear or simply age. Crowns do not stain. This is important because people who want to whiten their teeth should know that the restoration will not change shades with exposure to whitening agents. If you want a whiter smile, it’s best to whiten your teeth before getting a dental crown to make sure you have a bright, balanced smile.

3. No metal is used

Many dental offices out there still use metal in their dental crowns. Metal-based crowns are strong, but the problem is that people with these crowns often develop a gray line near their gum line. This can be a little distracting. Nashua Family Dentistry offers all-ceramic crowns, so you won’t have to worry about distracting gray lines near the gums.

4. Crowns won’t last forever

As technology continues to progress, we’re able to make strong crowns that can last for years, sometimes even decades. But the crown will likely not last forever. A crown can fail because of poor dental health, trauma, or it can crack or break. As long as there is enough healthy tooth beneath the crown, we can replace the bad crown with another crown.

5. Implants can be restored with crowns

A dental implant is often used when a patient has a missing tooth — or even to stabilize dentures. Implants act much like the root of healthy teeth, and are nearly as strong, and can be restored with dental crowns. In fact, many of our patients with a single missing tooth prefer restoring a single missing tooth with a dental implant and crown rather than a dental bridge. The bridge requires us to file down teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, while the dental implant only addresses the missing tooth.

Dental crowns can improve the look and function of your smile. Nashua Family Dentistry would love to see you in our office. So give us a call today at 603-546-7460 to book a visit.

 

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