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How Dental Bridges Fix Your Smile

If you deal with tooth loss, you know how challenging it can be just to get through the day. Regardless of how you lost a tooth, you may feel ashamed or embarrassed. You have to deal with an apparent gap in your smile, and you have had to give up a lot of your favorite foods because it hurts when you eat.

But dentists today deal with tooth loss every day and understand the impact it has. Fortunately, updated materials, techniques, provide several solutions for replacing teeth including dental bridges.

How a Dental Bridge Works

Dental bridges have stood the test of time as an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth. A bridge ...

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3 Ways to Protect Your New Dental Crown

You just got your new dental crown, and you couldn’t be happier with the results. It not only blends naturally with surrounding teeth, but you can finally smile confidently again.

When you have dental damage that can’t be repaired with a simple filling, your dentist might recommend a crown. A crown is a dental prosthetic that’s designed to fit over a weakened tooth like a cap to protect it from further damage and to restore function so you can chew comfortably again.

Today’s crowns are made with highly durable state-of-the-art materials that stand up to the routine daily wear and tear that teeth experience. A well-made crown should last at least five ...

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5 Surprising Ways We Use Crowns to Improve Your Smile

Most dental patients know that porcelain crowns are used to protect and strengthen a tooth. They are designed to completely cover a damaged tooth to restore the structure needed for chewing comfortably. Crowns are often indicated to repair a fractured or damaged tooth, for use with a dental bridge, to restore a dental implant, or to strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment.

Improve Your Smile with Crowns

But patients looking for dental crowns at our Washington, PA dental office are often surprised to find that they can also be used to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Since they fit over your tooth like a cap, porcelain crowns offer many opportunities ...

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What's the Difference between a Crown and a Bridge?

The goal of crowns and bridges is the same in that they both restore the strength and structure needed to chew comfortably by creating a "new" tooth. 

How We Use Crowns

In the case of worn or damaged teeth, a crown creates a new structure because it completely surrounds the existing tooth. We commonly use crowns in the following situations:

  • Protect a tooth damaged by decay when a filling isn't sufficient
  • Strengthen and protect a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Protect a fractured or cracked tooth
  • Restore the functioning part of a tooth after implant placement

We can also use esthetic all-porcelain or zirconia crowns to alter the shape or size of a tooth to improve its ...

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When You Might Opt for a Crown Instead of a Filling

Each dental restoration we recommend serves a unique purpose with the intention of prolonging the life of your tooth. Occasionally, we recommend a dental crown rather than a filling to treat dental decay and other oral diseases that put your tooth at risk.

If you have recently received a recommendation for a dental crown, you might wonder why a filling is not enough. Here are some things to consider.

Dental Decay Is in Advanced Stages

When you think of dental decay, a filling probably pops into your mind. In most cases, a filling will do the trick and successfully seals and protects your tooth after we remove a cavity. In other cases, however, ...

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