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What Can Dental Crowns Fix?

Dental crowns are a dental restoration that can help with a variety of different issues with your teeth. Do you know all of the problems that they can help you fix? Dr. Siddhi Patel, an experienced dentist at Park Dental, encourages you to take this quiz and see if you know everything about dental crowns in Hilliard, OH.dental crowns in hilliard, ohio

Dental Crowns Quiz

 

  1. True or False: Dental crowns can fix a broken or damaged tooth.
  2. True or False: Dental crowns are used after a root canal.
  3. True or False: Dental crowns can fix a discolored or misshapen tooth.
  4. True or False: Dental crowns are used to complete a dental implant.
  5. True or False: We can also place partial crowns called inlays and onlays.

Answer Key

  1. True. Dental crowns are a great solution if you’ve cracked or broken your tooth. A dental crown is like a cap that goes over your entire tooth. This gives your broken tooth more stability and will allow you to have full functionality with that particular tooth again.
  2. True. When you get a root canal, much of the material in the tooth pulp is suctioned out because it’s infected. This just leaves your tooth as an empty shell. To solve this, and so you can use your tooth again, a special material is put into the tooth and capped with a dental crown to keep it stable.
  3. True. Dental crowns go over the entirety of the tooth. If you’re uncomfortable with the way one of your teeth looks, a dental crown can take care of it. Whether it’s stained or misshapen, a dental crown will make it look like a normal tooth that’s as bright a white as you’d like it to be.
  4. True. Dental crowns are the most popular final restoration for a dental implant. After the implant posts are fused with the jawbone, an abutment is placed on top so that a dental crown can be attached. This is the most natural form of tooth replacement and makes it feel as though you have a natural tooth.
  5. True. Sometimes an entire dental crown isn’t needed. At Park Dental, Dr. Patel can do partial crowns, called inlays and onlays. This is usually used for larger cavities in the molars and other large teeth in the back of the mouth. They’re made out of the same dental ceramic as our dental crowns. They can blend in with your teeth with our color-matching process.

Dental Crown Materials

Though we often recommend dental porcelain for dental crowns, there are many available. The porcelain can be color-matched and blend in with the rest of your teeth. Zirconia and mixed ceramics are also used for durability and blending in with your teeth.

However, gold and other metals can be used as well. These are often used on the back teeth, as they’re the ones that need to be strong and tear apart food. Since they don’t blend in with your teeth, you may also want the metals hidden too.

Hilliard, Ohio Dental Crowns

Do you have a dental issue that dental crowns can fix? Call us today to set up an appointment!