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Friday, May 25, 2018

Dental Crowns

Crowns are the restoration of choice when a filling will no longer suffice. Once a filling occupies 50% or more of the width of a tooth, a crown is indicated. Crowns surround the tooth, bracing it together, whereas a large filling acts as a wedge, weakening the tooth. Teeth with large fillings are prone to breaking or splitting.
You may need a crown for the following reasons:
  • Your tooth has a large cavity.
  • Your tooth has had root canal therapy.
  • Your tooth has a large, weak filling.
  • To replace a failing or unacceptable existing crown.
  • For cosmetic improvement.
Crowns can be made of several different materials, each of which may be indicated for different situations:
  • Gold
  • "Porcelain Fused to Metal" (A metal substructure with a porcelain covering)
  • All-Ceramic (Porcelain with no metal) – This is the latest in technology and becoming increasingly popular.
Palm Beach Smiles 
Michael Barr, DDS
650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426
(561) 736-2377

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