Is a Dental Crown the Right Choice for Your Damaged Tooth?

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Do you have a tooth in your smile that is causing you trouble? If you have suffered an oral injury and accidentally damaged a tooth, a dental crown may be able to restore your tooth to full function and natural-looking appearance.

Crowns can also restore teeth which have been damaged or weakened by extensive decay or a root canal to save a tooth. Today we would like to offer you some information about how a dental crown might work for your needs:

Dental crowns are customized dental caps that cover a damaged too and providing a natural-looking restoration.

Dental crowns are permanently cemented and can only be removed by your dentist.

Dental crowns effectively cover the visible parts of the tooth (or dental implant) that sits above the gum line.

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials: porcelain, dental ceramics, metals, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Dental crowns can help to reinforce and strengthen the tooth.This varies in degree according to the materials used.

Dental crowns are created in an off-site or on-site lab where a technician uses impressions of your teeth to create a crown which takes into account your bite and jaw movements.

If you have a tooth which has sustained damage, we invite you to speak to our dentist about your treatment options. To schedule a dental evaluation with our dentist, Dr. Scott Howe, please call 503.370.7651 at Riverfront Dental LLC in Salem, Oregon today!