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Posts for tag: dental crowns

By Geary Dentistry
February 18, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  
Having dental issues? Dental crowns could be the answer to your problems. These tooth-shaped caps are fitted over compromised teeth dental crownsto restore their look, strength, size, and function. When attached, the crown will only cover the tooth’s visible portion.
 
Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Emily Eckdahl of Geary Dentistry, here in Brookfield, WI, utilize dental crowns for restoring, covering, and safeguarding damaged teeth.
 
 
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
You might need to be fitted with a dental crown to:
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  • Restore a severely worn or damaged tooth 
  • Protect a weakened tooth from completely breaking apart
  • Secure a bridge in place
  • Support and cover a tooth that requires a huge filling that it can'’t quite support
  • Cover and safeguard a dental implant
  • Protect and cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
  • Cover a severely stained or misshapen tooth
 
What is a 3/4 Dental Crown and Onlay?
3/4 dental crowns and onlays are basically crowns used for covering just a portion of a tooth. By contrast, a traditional crown is used for covering all parts of the tooth. Your dentist in Brookfield, WI, may recommend these types of dental crowns if your tooth has sufficient structure remaining. When applying 3/4 crowns and onlays, your dentist will need to get rid of the affected areas first and then reshape the remaining tooth structure to prepare it for the crown.
 
How Do You Take Care Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns don’t really require any special maintenance. But you still need to protect the remaining natural tooth structure against gum disease and decay. Therefore, you should continue practicing proper dental hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once a day.  Fluoride can provide an added benefit particularly around the portion where your tooth meets the gum.  In addition, you should refrain from biting or chewing hard foods like popcorn kernels and ice to avoid damaging your dental crown.
 
How Long Does a Crown Last?
Generally speaking, crowns could last five to 15 years. It’s vital to note, however, that a crown’s service life would significantly depend on how much wear it’'s exposed to and how well you care for it. Additionally, going to your dentist for regular checkups will go a long way towards ensuring that your dental crown and general oral health will always be in top shape.
 
Think that Dental Crowns Will Work for Your Damaged Teeth?
Contact Geary Dentistry at Brookfield, WI, by dialing (262) 860-1500. You can consult with Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Emily Eckdahl to determine your eligibility for dental crowns.
By Geary Dentistry
July 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you having tooth trouble, pain, or occasional discomfort? It could be related to one tooth that needs to be restored and strengthened. Adental crowns dentist at Geary Dentistry in Brookfield, WI will restore and reinforce your smile with a new dental crown. It’s an effective solution for a troubled tooth.

A Common Dental Treatment
The placement of a single crown is a common restorative treatment. Dental crowns help rebuild a tooth’s structure and provide much-needed support. Most crowns are made of either porcelain or porcelain fused to a metal framework (PFM), and are designed to protect your teeth for years. They look and feel just like the outer enamel of your teeth, yet they are less likely to stain, crack, or chip.

When Are Dental Crowns Needed?
You may need a dental crown if you have an existing restoration that is large or wearing at the surface of other teeth. One ill-sized tooth could begin to push the others out of place and cause crowding or dental pain. Your Brookfield, WI dentist will reinforce the tooth with a new custom crown that is a better size for your smile. This will help relieve pressure on your other teeth. You might also need a crown if a tooth is protruding unnaturally, has been injured, or shows signs of damage that could make the inner part of the tooth vulnerable to infection.

Long-Wearing Dental Crowns 
Many people have their dental crowns for so long that they forget they’re there. They are long-wearing dental devices that provide your smile with support, stability, and a more favorable appearance. If you do need one, the sooner you have it placed, the better for your long-term dental health.

A Dental Crown May Help
Call (262) 860-1500 today for a visit with Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary in Brookfield, WI.