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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

What Is the Function of a Dental Crown?

September 30, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Margaret
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Were you told that you need a crown? You might be wondering why a crown was recommended and how exactly a crown will help.

Our team provides restorative dental care, including dental crowns, in our Metairie, LA dental office. We have the experience and skill you need so you can get the dentistry you trust.

 

1. Protection

The most common reason we place a dental crown is to protect the tooth underneath. In most cases, it is preferable to preserve your natural tooth rather than extract it, and crowns make this a possibility.

A fractured or cracked tooth will benefit from a crown, as will a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy. When we perform a root canal to treat an infection and save your tooth, we must remove the nerve of the tooth, which causes the tooth structure to become more brittle.

Porcelain crowns are strong and durable, absorbing the force from chewing and preventing further damage to the tooth.

 

2. Restoration and Replacement

If your tooth has broken or worn down, we can often use a dental crown to restore it back to full function. The crown fits over your entire tooth, all the way down to the gumline. Once the crown is bonded in place, you will regain full function of the damaged tooth so you can chew with ease and comfort.

Crowns are also used in combination with bridges or dental implants to replace a tooth that is missing. In a bridge, the crown that replaces the tooth is held in place with other crowns affixed to the neighboring teeth. In a dental implant, the crown is attached to a titanium screw that is surgically placed in your dental bone

 

3. Esthetics

If you have teeth that mar the appearance of your entire smile, we can discuss capping them with beautiful, lifelike porcelain crowns. Teeth that are worn, damaged, unusually shaped, or discolored can be concealed with a crown that is custom-made to fit in perfectly among your existing dentistry.

We are happy to discuss your cosmetic goals with you at any time so you can have a smile that helps you feel more confident.

Getting a Dental Crown

Would you like to learn more about crowns? Give us a call at Oak Family Dental to schedule a consultation with one of our Metairie, LA dentists today!

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