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What Exactly Does a Dental Crown Do?

ROANOKE, Texas - Jan. 13, 2014 - PRLog -- A dentist may recommend a dental crown (http://wrightsmiles.com/general-dentist-southlake/southlake-tooth-crowns/) for a number of restorative or cosmetic reasons. A crown is a cap that fits over the visible portion of a tooth. Crowns offer a host of dental applications, including repairing a tooth or even aiding in the replacement of a lost tooth.

Southlake TX Dental Crown Quiz

1. True or False: Crowns are made from a variety of materials.

2. True or False: A dental crown can be used to address cosmetic issues.

3. True or False: A dental crown helps replace missing teeth.

4. True or False: Crowns help restore teeth following a root canal treatment.

Answer Key

1. True. Southlake dentist (http://wrightsmiles.com), Dr. Gregory Wright, offers crowns made from porcelain and zirconia. For teeth near the front of the mouth, porcelain offers natural looking restoration, blending with surrounding teeth. Teeth near the back of the mouth must endure powerful bite forces and pressures, which is why your Southlake dentist may recommend a zirconia crown for rear molars.

2. True. Since a crown fits over the prepared tooth structure, crowns provide a means of masking permanent teeth stains and even correcting misshapen or badly damaged teeth. The crown protects the remaining tooth structure, provides esthetically pleasing restoration, and prevents further decay or infection.

3. True.  Your Southlake dentist may recommend a procedure involving the use of crowns to replace one or more missing teeth. For example, a dental bridge requires crowns to anchor the replacement tooth into place. Dental implants are often topped with custom-made dental crowns to replace a lost tooth.

4. True. During a root canal, the tooth is opened so Dr. Wright can remove infected tissue and address the painful symptoms of an infection. Following this, the tooth is cleaned and disinfected and a restorative filling placed into the tooth. To return the tooth to full function and health, a crown is placed over the tooth.

About Your Southlake Dentist:

As a native Texan, Dr. Gregory Wright (https://www.facebook.com/gregorywrightdds) opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He is happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wright, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.

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