Posts for: April, 2018
Loss of tooth matter due to dental disease, erosion, or bruxism is quite common in patients—especially as they get older. Luckily, in many cases, the root of a damaged tooth is still strong and in good condition. A dental crown can give that tooth new life. Find out how dental crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth and restore your entire smile to good health. If you decide that you want a crown installed, make time to see Dr. Rosanne Palermo at her Erie, PA, family dentist office.
The Benefits of Strong Teeth
When you chew your food, you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort. You shouldn’t feel reluctant to bite down on your food with as much pressure as needed to thoroughly break it down. When your teeth are strong, you can eat all of your favorite foods, whether soft or tough in texture. When your teeth feel strong and look good, you may also be more motivated to keep them healthy with good dental hygiene procedures.
What Dental Crowns Do
Crowns have rescued the smiles of countless dental patients. When the outer enamel layer of your natural tooth is chipped and broken, a dental crown hides the damage. It provides you with a protective, stable outer shell that will last for about 10 years or longer. Dental crowns also improve the overall appearance and shape of your smile.
The Crown Installation Procedure
You won’t have to wait very long to get your new custom crown. The entire process takes about two to three weeks. First, your Erie family dentist must be sure that your tooth is stable enough for a crown installation. If so, the outer layer of the tooth will be removed so that a new dental impression can be taken. A dental technician will use the mold to determine the shape of your crown and create one out of porcelain material. At your next appointment, the installation procedure (bonding and shaping) will be completed.
Make a Crown Appointment
Don’t give up on your smile just because you have tooth damage—do whatever is necessary to keep all of your teeth strong and healthy for life. Call 814-833-3001 today to schedule time with Dr. Palermo at her Erie, PA, family dentist office and find out if crowns are right for you.