"I wanted to revive my smile by taking advantage of the advancements in cosmetic dentistry. These advancements, along with the expertise of Dr. Foncea and his team enabled me to replace crowns of yesteryear with a natural look that gives me confidence every time I smile. Thank you!"
According to Dr. Foncea, a crown is a type of prosthetic device used to help protect teeth. Just like a football helmet helps to protect the head of a player, a crown helps to protect a broken or damaged tooth from any future breakages or damages. Made of porcelain or gold, in the hands of Dr. Foncea, crowns tend to last around ten to twenty years.
A crown is deemed necessary by dentists when a tooth is damaged beyond the limits of using simple filling materials to restore the tooth to health. In most situations where a crown is prescribed, the affected tooth will be extremely healthy decay-wise, but risky structure-wise as a result of a fracture. A crown does a great job in preventing the fracture from spreading. Furthermore, a crown is considered an excellent solution to protect a tooth which may have been subjected to multiple big fillings causing it to be prone to eventual breakage.
Just like your normal teeth, dental crowns need to be maintained as well. You are required to brush and floss them very carefully giving due attention to the margin area where the crown material meets the natural tooth. For example, if the margin is near the gum, you need to spend a considerable amount of time cleaning there. Since a significant amount of decay can take place at these margins and also at the root of the tooth’s surfaces, Dr. Foncea advises his patients to thoroughly floss those areas to be free of cavities and crown replacements.
If you have a fractured tooth that needs to be protected by a crown, visit Dr. Foncea’s dental office today and he will give your tooth the protection that it needs!