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Dr. Crego’s Digest: August 2015

What if I need a crown?

Mark Crego DDSWhen a tooth has had a large filling for many years, or had a root canal for any reason, many times a dentist recommends your tooth be rebuilt with a crown or a “cap”.  In order to rebuild the tooth properly, a crown is often necessary to strengthen the tooth, and allow proper chewing function.

The process for getting a crown is not much different than any dental procedure.  A local anesthetic will be placed to numb the area being worked on, and then the tooth will be re-shaped, or “prepped” to accommodate the crown, which will completely cover the remaining tooth. A well done crown gives the appearance of a completely new, natural looking tooth.

The really great news is that today, Midtown Dental Care is able to complete the entire process in one visit.  Our patients walk out the door with a completed crown after one appointment, removing the need for a temporary crown and a second visit.

Crowns are made from an extremely strong ceramic material, and will last for many years. With proper home care by the patient (brushing and flossing) a crown will be an excellent investment in your oral health.  A crown functions just like a normal tooth, and prevents further damage to the tooth it is covering.  Crowns look natural, and can enhance a person’s smile as well as protect their tooth.

To find out more about the types of crowns available at our practice, please visit our website or call (414) 258-5351.