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Crowns are the Best Choice for Reconstructive Dentistry

Reconstructive dentistry offers the twin benefits of correcting damage to your teeth and making your teeth look their best. Many different methods are used to achieve these goals. One of them happens to be the crown. In many cases, a crown will be the best approach to adding strength and improving the appearance of a tooth. Here are some examples of when a crown is the perfect solution.

Repairing a Cracked Tooth

Cracked teeth can occur if you bite on something that is too hard. They can also take place if you are in some type of accident that results in a direct hit to the mouth. While the tooth is still intact, a crack increases the odds of decay and eventual loss of that tooth.

You can expect a dental expert to suggest adding a veneer to cover the crack and replace at least some of the strength that the tooth no longer possesses. It’s not unusual for the dental professional to recommend a crown as well. The crown further alleviates pressure on the tooth and reduces the potential for the crack to widen. Thanks to this type of treatment, you could keep that tooth for decades.

Cavity Repairs

No all cavities are tiny areas that can be filled in with ease. When a significant portion of the tooth is decayed, there may be little left but a shell. In times past, that would have been enough to extract the tooth and call the task done.

Today, it’s possible to remove the decayed portion and use a filling to prevent further damage. Choosing to add a crown restores the top of the tooth to a natural shape and also protects the filling. It will be years before the tooth needs any additional work.

Root Canals

There are times when the decay has damaged to tooth root. Removing the root widens the open space and calls for a larger filling. Adding a crown as part of the reconstructive dentistry effort decreases the potential for ongoing pain. At the same time, the crown can be tinted to match the shade of the rest of the tooth. No one will know a root canal took place unless you choose to tell them.

Chipped Teeth

Your recent accident did not crack any of your teeth, but several are chipped along the top. Left untreated, those teeth could develop decay and you could experience quite a bit of sensitivity. Choosing to install crowns protects those teeth from further damage and prevents sensitivity. Without the crowns, you might find it harder to chew comfortably. Drinking beverages at anything other than room temperature could also trigger a lot of pain. With crowns in place, you don’t have to worry about that type of pain.

These are just a few of the instances where a crown is essential. Experts at dental clinics can provide you with more examples. If you are experiencing any type of issue with your teeth, call us today. Together, we will find the solution that’s right for you.

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At the Smile Centre, we are continually updating our protocols to ensure the absolute safest environment for you and your family to have their dentistry done. We are continually monitoring and implementing all public health recommendations as they are modified.

The good news is that there have currently been no reports of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 transmission associated with dental treatment.

However with the increase in numbers and community spread we are being extra vigilant.

  • COVID-19 screening ALL persons entering the office (patients and staff)
  • Ensuring adequate supplies of advanced PPE
  • Reducing the number of people in the office at one time by staggering appointment times
  • Using advanced filtration systems to eliminate aerosols in the office
  • Utilizing virtual consultation appointments to communicate with you and limit the amount of office visits you require

We are asking our patients to also do their part by wearing masks, sanitizing their hands and letting us know if they have been in contact with anyone who is sick.

We also believe that taking care of your teeth and good preventive dental care has a positive effect on our immune systems and is an important component of your overall health.

Please call or text us if you have any concerns about your oral care or our COVID-19 protocols... we will be happy to help in any way we can.

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