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Dental Crowns – What You Need to Know

  August 5, 2018

If you have come to see your dentist and they have recommended one or more dental crowns, you should feel confident about the results. While many of us have a fear of dental treatments, the dental crown is a wonderful invention that will serve you many benefits such as improving the appearance of your tooth as well as lowering the risk of infection.

At Halo Dental, our practitioners carry out a range of general dentistry services including dental crowns. This means that you can avail of this service at our wonderful clinic instead of having to attend a specialist. If you have already visited our clinic, you know that we have a helpful, friendly and professional team ready to carry out whatever treatment you need.

A dental crown is a mask or a cap that is used to cover or encase a tooth. The tooth may have decay that is too large to fill or some other sort of damage. Other reasons include a weak tooth that may need some extra protection or to cover a tooth that has had another type of treatment, like a root canal. Dental crowns can also be used for aesthetic reasons such as a cover for a discoloured or misshapen tooth that will provide it with a look that is more consistent with the rest of the patient’s teeth.

The process of getting a dental crown is very straightforward which is why it is considered part of general dentistry. First of all, an impression of your tooth is taken and the dental crown is made to fit it. When the dental crown is put on, it is cemented in place. These will usually be done using a local anesthetic and the patient will feel very little at the expert hands of our impressive dental team.

Once it is in place, your dental crown will blend in seamlessly. They are made from a range of durable materials, including porcelain, and will feel and look just like a regular tooth. As with a regular tooth, they need to be maintained properly and practicing great oral health care will make your dental crown last longer and assist you in avoiding any complications that will arise from not taking care of your gums and teeth correctly.

So if you are booked in with us for dental crowns or think you may be eligible for one, you should be excited for your next appointment at Halo Dental!

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