Dental Crowns - Dr. Mark C. McCauley, DMD

Dental Crowns Page Image You have probably heard about the potential of dental crowns to transform your smile completely. But you may still be unsure if this is the very best treatment option for you. That caution is smart, because your smile is important, and dental crowns are not the only option to consider. To help clarify some of the confusion, we have put together this simple dental crowns Q&A

What are Dental Crowns?

A single dental crown is simply a hollow prosthetic tooth that is cemented over what remains of a natural tooth. The crown covers up any signs of damage or decay while restoring the function of a healthy tooth to your smile.

Why Get Dental Crowns?

If it's always preferable to leave a tooth in the mouth rather than pull it out. Even under the care of a doctor, a missing tooth can have long-term consequences for your oral health. If you have a tooth that is healthy enough to stay in your mouth but that causes you embarrassment, inconvenience, or discomfort, dental crowns may be the best possible solution.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Crowns

There are many, which is why this treatment option is so popular. You can feel confident about your smile again and use your teeth to the fullest. This is also a lasting solution that is very reliable and very versatile. Plus, the process of installing dental crowns is not as expensive or invasive as some other procedures.

What Are the Disadvantages of Dental Crows

Having dental crowns installed can create some temporary discomfort. For very select few patients, the site of the crown also presents some sensitivity issues. Dental crowns will need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years.

What are Zirconium Crowns

Zirconium crowns are quickly becoming the gold standard for dental crowns. This option is a lot tougher, a lot easier to install, and a lot more natural looking in the mouth. Both doctors and patients prefer them, which is why zirconium crowns are now used so widely.

If you think that your smile would look better with dental crowns, schedule an appointment to explore this treatment option by calling McCauley Dental at 561-272-8555 today.