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What You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

Are you thinking of having cosmetic dentistry work done? If so, then you should know that one great and very trusted option that you have at your disposal is dental crowns. Dental crowns can be made from a wide range of different materials, but, no matter what they may be crafted from they are designed to close and encase weak and/or non-aesthetically pleasing teeth to protect them and, at the same time, to enhance their appearance. The only way to know for sure whether or not this option may be a good fit for you is to visit with your dentist, but, more often than not, dental crowns prove to be a great choice.

Dental Health

As mentioned, the first step in determining whether or not dental crowns are the right choice for you is to visit with your dentist. Your dentist can talk to you about your needs, as well as your "smile goals" and help to determine whether or not dental crowns could adequately meet these goals. Generally, though, if you want a brighter smile, straighter teeth, or to fix other cosmetic dentistry issues, crowns can work.

Your dentist, of course, will need to perform a full exam to make sure your teeth are healthy enough for crowns. While teeth don't have to be perfect to take dental crowns, they should be healthy enough and not decayed so that they can accommodate the crowns. If your teeth are healthy enough for the procedure, then your dentist can let you know more about it.

Multiple Visits Required

If you and your dentist do ultimately decide that dental crowns could be a good option for you, then you need to be aware that, contrary to popular belief, dental crowns are not an "easy" or "quick" fix.

In most cases, it will require multiple visits, over a fairly extended period of time, to get your crowns placed.

There is the first visit and checkup, a visit to have molds taken of your teeth, a visit to have the teeth filed down and altered to fit the crowns, and a visit to place the crowns, as well as follow up visits to ensure the crowns have "taken" correctly and to fix any issues that may exist.

As long as you know these facts ahead of time and adequately plan and prepare with your dentist, however, it could ultimately turn out that dental crowns are an excellent choice for you and your smile. Click here for more.