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By Advanced Dental Arts
March 27, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental CrownsHow crowns from your dentist in Oakville, MO, can improve your smile

Dental crowns are a popular solution to restore both the strength and beauty of your smile. Dr. Aaron Schertzer at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, offers permanent dental crowns that will improve your smile.

If you are considering dental crowns, it’s a good idea to know what to expect. These are just a few of the most common questions and answers about getting dental crowns.

Why choose a dental crown instead of a dental filling?

A dental crown actually strengthens your tooth by holding the tooth together. A filling can weaken your tooth by separating the tooth into sections, creating a wedge between different areas of tooth structure.

How will a crown make my tooth stronger?

When you bite down on a dental crown, the biting pressure and force is spread across the entire surface of your tooth, preventing breakage. The crown covers your tooth like a suit-of-armor, protecting the tooth from biting and chewing forces.

When will I need a crown?

You should choose a crown for a tooth that is badly damaged, has lost a lot of tooth structure, has been weakened by a root canal, or has severe decay.

What are dental crowns made of?

The most cosmetically beautiful choice is full porcelain, which looks just like natural tooth enamel. Full porcelain is a great choice for front teeth. Another option is porcelain-fused-to-metal, or a PFM crown. These crowns are stronger because of the metal underlay and are an excellent choice for back teeth, where you need increased strength for chewing. Gold is another option offering strength, but lacking the natural beauty of porcelain.

How many appointments will I need to get a dental crown?

Dental crowns typically require 2 appointments. At the first appointment, your tooth will be prepared to receive the crown. Models are taken of the prepared tooth, and these are sent off to a dental laboratory. At the lab, skilled dental artisans will create your crown and the crown is then sent back to Advanced Dental Arts. Dr. Schertzer will permanently cement your crown at your second appointment.

Dental crowns are an excellent choice to improve your smile. They will give you a stronger, more beautiful smile you will be proud to show to the world. To find out more about permanent dental crowns and other restorative, cosmetic, and preventive services, call Dr. Aaron Schertzer at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, today!

By Advanced Dental Arts
January 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Discover the many ways a dental crown can be used to boost your oral health.dental crowns

There are many scenarios in which our Oakville, MO, dentist, Dr. Aaron Schertzer, will recommend getting a dental crown. No matter whether we’ve told you that you need a dental crown or you are just curious about what this restoration can do, we here to here to answer all of your questions about this tooth-shaped restoration.

There are many reasons and benefits for getting a dental crown. This custom dental restoration is designed to look just like a tooth and is a great way to improve the shape, strength and even color of one or more teeth. A dental crown is hollow so it will fit over and surround a tooth. There are many reasons why our Oakville restorative dentist will recommend a dental crown.

The most obvious situation is if you are dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth. If there is enough damage to the tooth that it won’t fully function without potentially incurring more damage then a dental crown will be placed over it to become the new outer layer. A crown can also be placed if the tooth has significant decay and a dental filling isn’t enough to support the tooth.

If the dental pulp has become inflamed or infected by bacteria, decay or trauma then the pulp will need to be removed during a procedure known as root canal therapy. Once the tooth has been treated it will most likely require a dental crown to restore function and strength back into the tooth.

While dental crowns are often used to preserve a weak or damaged tooth this restoration can also be used for strictly cosmetic purposes, as well. If you have a tooth that is severely malformed, misshapen, worn down from teeth grinding or discolored then you may want to consider the benefits of having a beautiful dental crown to improve its appearance.

If you are dealing with tooth loss you may not realize that dental crowns could also play a role in getting your new tooth but it can. A crown can be cemented over a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth and crowns are also placed over teeth to hold a dental bridge in place.

Let Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, help you maintain that beautiful smile. Need to schedule a routine cleaning? Want to chat with us about whether dental crowns are right for you? Then call our office today!