Dental Crowns Preserve the Functionality of Damaged Teeth
By Green Bay Family Dental
August 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. This common dental restoration may be used to protectdental crowns a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown. It encases a needy tooth with a custom-designed material. Dentists today have a variety of conservative treatment options through which to restore teeth. If possible, these options should be explored and discussed before selecting the full coverage crown. Dentists Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, offer treatment options for patients of all ages so that your entire family's dental needs can all be met in one place.
 
If tooth decay or damage is so extensive that veneersdirect composite bonding or other conservative treatments aren’t viable treatment options — or if you have undergone root canal therapy — your dentist will consult with you about dental crowns. Whether used to restore a damaged tooth or to create a lifelike tooth replacement for an implant, crowns can be fabricated in dental laboratories or in your dentist’s office, depending on the material. The three predominant choices of restorative materials for the full coverage crowns are: porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic (all-porcelain), or gold. The material selected is determined by the clinical demands at hand; aesthetic demands, strength requirements, material durability and restorative space available.
 
Crowns are a long-lasting solution to a number of common dental issues. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, a good crown can last many years. For more information about crowns and dental restoration options and treatment for the entire family, contact your family dentists at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI by calling (920) 432-2961 or (920) 499-7933 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono today.

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