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If you’re in the marketing for any sort of restorative dentistry work, dental crowns should be at the top of your list. They’re effective, affordable, and perhaps most importantly, they’re time-tested to be a great choice for a variety of dental issues you may be facing.

Our dental team at Complete Dental Care in Newcomerstown, Ohio has years of experience with dental crowns, and can easily help you determine if they’re the right fit for your specific oral needs.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few things you should know about dental crowns.

What are crowns?
Crowns are exactly what they sound like – little caps that go over the top of your teeth. The only difference between a “real” crown and the ones used on your teeth is that a dental crown doesn’t have all the ornate jewelry on top.

Instead, a crown is used to replace the biting surface of your tooth. A crown effectively restores the full function of your teeth, which is why they’re such a popular procedure.

Why would I need one?
The most likely reason that you’d need a crown is if you have a tooth – or teeth – with severe problems on its surface. Multiple cavities can take away the integrity of a tooth, and a crown is almost always used in that instance. Additionally, if you grind your teeth during sleep, you’ll wear away the surface of your tooth. A crown fixes that problem as well.

And if you ever have to have a root canal, you’ll have to have a crown in place afterward. Crowns are used to fix the holes left behind in a tooth after a root canal is finished.

Crowns are a great resource for tooth restoration, but it’s always better to do what you can to keep your real teeth inside your head. For more information, call us today at 740-254-8102.