Do you have broken or discolored teeth? Do you have tooth pain, or very sensitive teeth?
Dental crowns provide dental treatment that can restore and protect damaged teeth. Covering teeth like a cap, dental crowns look and feel like natural teeth. Dental crowns are durable, stain-resistant, and easy to care for. Your dentist can also replace old, uncomfortable or broken crowns with modern ceramic dental crowns.
With the right dental care, your new dental crowns can last you for years to come. Dr. Shulman has been providing affordable dental crowns in Philadelphia for a variety of issues and concerns.
Benefits of Dental Crowns in Philadelphia
There are multiple benefits that dental crowns can offer to patients. Because they cover teeth, dental crowns can address a range of cosmetic concerns including discolored or misshapen teeth. Dentists use these restorations interchangeably in cosmetic treatments and restorative dental procedures. Some benefits may include:
- Strengthen teeth after a root canal
- Enhance your tooth’s appearance
- Restore the shape and size of your tooth
- Protect weak teeth that have chips and cracks
If you’ve had a root canal, you’ve probably gotten a dental crown. Crowns help preserve the natural tooth structure in instances of severe trauma or decay. Additionally, they effectively stabilize a tooth after a root canal. It’s always preferable to preserve natural tooth structure instead of completely removing the tooth. Crowns can help ensure the tooth root stays intact, and gives you back the full function you need to return to a normal diet.
Dental crowns can also provide benefits to other dental restorations, including:
- Anchor dental bridges to your mouth
- Cover and support a dental implant restoration
Getting Dental Crowns from Drew A. Shulman DMD, MAGD
First, Dr. Drew Shulman will conduct a dental exam and comprehensive check of your gums, teeth, and jaw. He will take digital x-rays and impressions to help him plan your your dental crown treatment. Then, he will prepare the damaged tooth by removing decay and compromised enamel. This creates a healthy foundation for the placement of your crown.
Dr. Shulman will then provide you with a temporary dental crown while the dental lab makes your custom permanent restoration. When complete, Dr. Shulman will polish and secure the permanent dental crown to your tooth at your next appointment.
Dental crowns not only restore teeth to a bright and uniform state, but also improve their function. This solution repairs cracked, chipped, and damaged teeth; which may have previously made it difficult for you to bite and chew with. If you think you could benefit from a dental crown, call our Philadelphia area office today.
Dental Crown FAQs
What’s the difference between dental crowns and porcelain veneers?
Dental crowns cover teeth like a cap. General dentists use them for restorative purposes, such as to protect your teeth after a root canal. Cosmetic dentists use crowns to improve the appearance of short, worn, or stained teeth. On the other hand, dentists only place porcelain veneers on the front of affected teeth. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment, so dentists use veneers to mostly treat cosmetic imperfections.
How long do dental crowns last?
The general consensus is that dental crowns can last up to 30 years with proper dental care. Your experience may differ depending on the placement location of the crown, how well you take care of your oral health, and how often you visit the dentist.
How do I care for my temporary dental crown?
Before the permanent restoration is ready, the dentist will place a temporary crown. You should avoid sticky and chewy foods that can pull at the crown. When flossing, slide the flossing material out rather than up between teeth and minimize using the side of your mouth with the temporary crown.
Can a dentist repair a chipped crown?
Yes. Restorative dentists can repair a chipped crown if the damage is not significant. Your dentist may recommend replacement to preserve the structural integrity of the crown if the damage is severe. A chipped crown can cause tooth pain and infections over time.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Do you want to restore your smile with a dental crown? Brighten discolored teeth and renew broken or chipped teeth with customized dental crowns made from quality materials. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shulman contact our Northeast Philadelphia dental office at (215) 372-1142.
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