What Are Dental Crowns?

What are dental crowns? Find out by watching this educational video by Mark Teach, DDS, an experienced dental crown dentist in Buffalo, NY.  If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.

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A dental crown is a type of restoration that is placed when there is a significant amount of tooth structure that is lost due to previous decay and fillings, fracture of a tooth, or the completion of a root canal. It is highly recommended that a dental crown be placed over the tooth once one of these issues has occurred because the tooth becomes weakened with time and the crown prevents further breakdown.

Dental crowns are analogous to wearing helmets. Just as we wear helmets on our heads for protection, dental crowns protect the teeth from infection. The only difference between the two is that the tooth needs to be reduced in size before a crown can be installed. Otherwise, closing the teeth will result in hitting the crown prematurely, and this can reduce the durability of the crown.

Do you think you need a crown? Contact our dentists in Buffalo NY today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.

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