Dental Crowns: The Things to Know

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A dental crown is a handy restoration that looks just like a natural tooth. In fact, it’s a tooth-shaped cap that replaces your tooth enamel and restores your oral health and smile. To tell you a little more about this dental restoration, our dentist, Dr. David O'Donnell, is happy to share some facts with you. The more you know, the better! Those facts are:

-A dental crown can help you in many ways. In fact, it can protect a weak tooth from breaking, hold together pieces of a tooth, cover a dental implant, hold a dental bridge in place, beautify a tooth, help a severely worn-down tooth, repair a severely decayed tooth, and more.

-A dental crown can be used to help children’s smiles in certain situations, especially if the tooth in question is a permanent tooth.

-There are many different dental crown options available, like porcelain crowns, metal crowns, stainless steel crowns, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Each one serves its own purpose.

-A dental crown is typically made in a dental lab by technicians who use your specific measurements.

To learn more about dental crowns in Lexington, Kentucky, or to schedule an appointment to see if this treatment is right for you, please contact ODonnell Family Dentistry today at 859-269-4613. Our dental team is happy to tell you all about dental crowns so you can work toward achieving a top-notch oral health and smile!