One question that we get a lot at our Colorado Springs dentist's office is how to care for a new porcelain crown. What a lot of our patients don't realize is that while a porcelain crown is durable and not subject to decay the way an organic tooth is, decay can still occur under the crown. This can turn into a very costly fix for any patient having a crown replaced which is exactly why aftercare is so important.
What happens when decay is found under a porcelain crown? The short answer is: it will need to be replaced.
That's why it's important to treat your new crown as you would your original tooth. If you suspect your crown already has decay, contact your local Colorado Springs dentist to schedule an exam. Here's a little more information on porcelain crowns, care, and the danger of decay.
If your Colorado Springs dentist has recommended that you get a dental crown procedure, then this information might be helpful to let you know what to expect with your dental crown procedure and how crowns help restore your tooth.
What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a cemented restoration, which is made to cover the outside of the clinical crown. If you've just had one fitted and you are experiencing pain, discomfort or any other unusual sensations then contact your dentist immediately. If it is after-hours then this article may help you get an idea of what may be causing your pain and what you can do for now.
These are just a few questions that people ask in regards to the possible issues with porcelain crowns. If you have a great and experienced dentist working on your teeth then you shouldn't have any issues with your crown, but sometimes decay happens. Here's a quick infographic explaining what will happen next.
Unless you are missing a tooth you may be unfamiliar with the concept of dental bridges, but this innovation has made it possible for people to fill in a gap without the need for expensive implants. Dental bridges are created to literally “bridge the gap” between one or more missing teeth.
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