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By Coleman Dental
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Need to get a dental crown? Find out why they are crowns

There is nothing more important than maintaining a strong, healthy smile; however, we know that accidents and problems happen that are sometimes out of your control. A damaged or weak tooth often isn’t as strong as it needs to be and therefore will require a treatment that will be able to restore its strength while also blending seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Our Merrick, NY, general dentists, Dr. Robert Coleman and Dr. Tamar Hoff-Nir, are here to tell you how dental crowns could be right for you.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is designed to completely cover and enclose a tooth to protect it from damage. While teeth are incredibly strong there are certainly problems that can affect their strength and integrity including:

  • Decay
  • Trauma
  • Infection

If one of these problems has happened to you our Merrick dentist will want to treat the issue to prevent it from getting worse. When it comes to a decayed, infected, or cracked/broken tooth, we will first have to remove these damaged areas of the tooth before restoring it. Since the tooth is no longer whole it isn’t as strong as it was when it was fully intact. This is why a dental crown is necessary.

We don’t want to tooth to incur further damaged over time, so by placing and cementing a dental crown over the tooth we can preserve it. A dental crown can be a good option if you have a tooth that has extensive decay that a dental filling won’t be able to fully support. Also, an infected tooth will often require root canal therapy, after which we will place the dental crown to protect it.

Of course, most people think of dental crowns and assume they are only meant for restorative purposes. This is simply not true. A crown can also be placed over a tooth that is malformed, misshapen or severely discolored to improve its appearance and to boost your self-confidence.

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns in Merrick, NY? Interested in finding out whether this restoration is right for you? If so, then it’s the perfect time to schedule a consultation with Coleman Dental.