At our Nashua NH dentist’s office, we are proud of the sort of treatments we can deliver in the area of restorative dentistry. As such, today, we are going to utilize this post to share some encouraging facts about our modern dental crowns, which are one of the most versatile smile restorations around. Keep reading, and then give us a call today at 603-546-7460 to request your next easy appointment at Nashua Family Dentistry.
Dental Crowns Can Save A Smile
A crown, at least at our office, is a ceramic restoration that protects the tooth. We often place crowns for patients who have encountered extensive tooth decay, or who have fillings that are too big to restore again, to strengthen a tooth following root canal therapy, or for teeth that are heavily cracked. In such cases, the crown is placed over the tooth to keep the tooth functional for years to come. Your crowns will be engineered to look and function just like your natural teeth except for the fact that they do not stain.
A Metal-Free Future
Yes, there are still dental offices who prefer using metal in their dental crowns, even though this is completely unnecessary. While metal-based crowns are strong, patients who are endowed with these type of crowns often develop a gray line near their gum-line. This can be a little off-putting to onlookers, which is part of the reason why at Nashua Family Dentistry we offer all-ceramic crowns.
Crowns Are Not Necessarily Forever
Unlike in earlier eras of dentistry, we’re now able to make stronger and stronger crowns that can last for many years, often decades. Still, the reality remains that a crown will not last forever. A crown can fail for multiple reasons including poor oral health, sudden trauma, or it can gradually crack or break. That said, as long as there is enough healthy tooth beneath the crown, we can replace the bad crown with another crown, and you’ll be good to go again for a long time.
Crowns Plus Implants Equals Stability
In this day and age, a dental implant can be used to replace a missing tooth, or even to stabilize dentures for some patients. Implants are the most effective replacements because they function like the natural roots of your teeth, and they are almost as strong. They can be restored with dental crowns so that they look just like your natural teeth, too. In fact, many of our patients with a single missing tooth opt to restore their smile with a dental implant and crown rather than a dental bridge.
Call Now To Save Your Smile!
In order to ensure that we create the right restoration for your special situation, we can draw from different materials for our dental crowns and dental bridges, including all-metal, porcelain, and porcelain that is fused to metal. Dr. Kiehl will help determine which one is the best bet for you at this point in time. If you have a damaged or missing tooth or another oral health problem you’d like us to help you solve, call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-617-4238 or fill out our online form to request an easy appointment in Nashua, NH.