Tag Archives: Dental Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth

Dental crowns are often misunderstood. Misunderstood because most dentists do not explain them very well, and costly because insurance companies typically do not cover more than 50 percent of the cost. Crowns are also known as “caps”, but that term is somewhat antiquated.

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Posted: Wednesday June 22, 2016

When property maintained with brushing and flossing, the implant can last a lifetime, assuming you get your twice yearly dental check-ups. A crown, however, is rates to last about 10 to 15 years before normal wear can cause the tooth to require replacement, although excellent dental hygiene could extend the life beyond 15 years. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday April 7, 2016

Crown lengthening is a common dental surgery that exposes more of the natural tooth by reshaping or re-contouring bone and gum tissue. This surgical option is typically used for patients who have fractured or decayed teeth, for the purpose of restoring the tooth with dental crowns. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday March 17, 2016

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical word for the grinding or clenching of the teeth, and it is a common problem in Miami and around the country. People of all ages can develop bruxism, and most grind or clench their teeth subconsciously – even while sleeping – so they don’t become aware of the problem until other issues arise.

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Posted: Wednesday January 6, 2016

tooth wearing a crownA dental crown functions as a tooth-shaped cap placed over an existing tooth and can be used to help remedy a number of cosmetic and structural dental complications. A dental crown can be used to preserve the main part of the tooth’s strength, appearance, shape, and size. Once the crown has been attached to the tooth, it covers the entire visible part of the tooth and extends all the way past the gum line. It looks, acts, and functions like a regular, natural tooth while improving the patient’s appearance and smile. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday December 24, 2015