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By DR. ROSANNE M. PALERMO
November 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Do you have a fragile or damaged tooth? Adding a dental crown to the weakened structure can offer you a simple way to fortify your oral dental-crownshealth. Available from your Erie, PA, family dentist, Dr. Rosanne Palermo, read on to learn if dental crowns are right for your situation!

 

Why restoring your broken tooth is so important

If you've broken a tooth, the change to your appearance may be your first concern. While improving your smile is certainly an important reason to add a crown to your tooth, it's not the only one.

For instance, biting and chewing become much more difficult with a broken tooth. You may not be able to grind or tear food easily, and the jagged edges will likely cut into the sensitive tissue on your lips, tongue, and cheeks.

Fortunately, crowns can completely cover broken teeth and restore both the function and appearance. They look just like natural teeth and are designed to slip over your tooth once it's been reduced in size.

 

How crowns protect fragile teeth

Do you have a crack in a tooth, or are your teeth weak or brittle? If you ignore your problem tooth and continue to chew with it, it may break one day. Crowns stabilize and strengthen at-risk teeth, preventing breaks from occurring.

Your dentist may recommend a crown if you have a large filling or had a root canal. Any procedure that removes large amounts of tooth structure can weaken the tooth, increasing its risk of fracture. Fortunately, protecting the tooth is as simple as adding a crown.

 

Crowns blend in with your smile

Your Erie family dentist makes an impression of your mouth to ensure that the crown the dental laboratory creates looks completely natural. Crowns are produced in a variety of tooth-colored shades to make it easy to match the color of nearby teeth.

In addition to restoring damaged teeth and protecting fragile teeth, crowns can also be used to hide discolorations, change the appearance of an oddly shaped tooth, or length short teeth.

 

Need dental work? Give us a call

Restore and protect your teeth with dental crowns! Call your Erie, PA, family dentist, Dr. Rosanne Palermo, at (814) 833-3001 to schedule an appointment.

By DR. ROSANNE M. PALERMO
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Loss of tooth matter due to dental disease, erosion, or bruxism is quite common in patients—especially as they get older. Luckily, in many dental crownscases, 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.