Palm Beach Smiles - Cosmetic Dentistry & 6 Month Braces
This blog is a source of current information about cosmetic dentistry written by Dr. Michael Barr, Boynton Beach dentist and founder of Palm Beach Smiles. Palm Beach Smiles is located in Boynton Beach, Florida, in the center of Palm Beach County's coast.
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Friday, May 25, 2018
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:
"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 COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY 650 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 1- Boynton Beach, FL 332426 (561) 736-2377 http://palmbeach-smiles.com/