The 101 on Dental Crowns

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If you’ve hidden your smile for years because it no longer shines as bright as it did, or if you’ve damaged teeth and never had them fixed, we have some great news for you – there’s a way to regain your previous stellar smile and confidence.

Dental crowns, installed by Dr. Robin Khan or Dr. Melissa Nensel at Dentistry For Health in Omaha, Nebraska are the perfect solution for a ton of different issues your teeth might be dealing with. But before deciding on them, it’s important to know as much about them as possible.

What are crowns?
Crowns are exactly what they sound like – little caps that go over the top of your teeth. The only difference between a “real” crown and the ones used on your teeth is that a dental crown doesn’t have all the ornate jewelry on top.

Instead, a crown is used to replace the biting surface of your tooth. A crown effectively restores the full function of your teeth, which is why they’re such a popular procedure.

Why would I need one?
The most likely reason that you’d need a crown is if you have a tooth – or teeth – with severe problems on its surface. Multiple cavities can take away the integrity of a tooth, and a crown is almost always used in that instance. Additionally, if you grind your teeth during sleep, you’ll wear away the surface of your tooth. A crown fixes that problem as well.

And if you ever have to have a root canal, you’ll have to have a crown in place afterward. Crowns are used to fix the holes left behind in a tooth after a root canal is finished.

Crowns are a great resource for tooth restoration, but it’s always better to do what you can to keep your real teeth inside your head. For more information, call us today at 402-932-0282.