Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2014 -- Absolute Smile is now offering dental crowns this October. A dental crown is commonly used to cap a tooth that has been fractured, has a large filling or has undergone a root canal.
Crowns add strength to the remnants of a tooth so that biting and chewing are still possible. Usually made of porcelain or ceramic, a crown mimics the natural shape of teeth. The dentists at Absolute Smile choose the most natural color for their patient’s crowns to ensure a smooth-looking smile.
Those who have sensitive and fractured teeth that need crowns should expect two visits to Absolute Smile to complete the crowning procedure. The first visit entails numbing surrounding gum tissue and then gently slimming the sides of the tooth down to fit the new crown. In some cases, if the tooth is too broken or too small to hold a crown, the dentist will build the tooth to the appropriate size. The next step involves taking an impression of the prepared area in order for the crown to be made. An impression of the entire jaw helps align the crown for an accurate bite. Finally, a temporary cap is affixed to the prepared tooth and the impression is sent to a lab. The lab manufactures the crown. On a patient’s next visit, the permanent crown will be cemented into place.
A well-made crown is very durable and can last for decades. However, the length of time a crown lasts depends mostly on the care it receives. Eating foods that are known to break teeth, like hard pretzels and corn nuts, might damage or fracture a crown before it’s time.
For more information on crown procedures at Absolute Smile, visit their website today.
About Absolute Smile
Absolute Smile is dedicated to helping people create and maintain an unforgettable, radiant and healthy smile. The dentists are skilled in all the latest techniques of family, cosmetic and implant dentistry. For over 10 years, the dentists of Absolute Smile have been providing patients with high-quality, pain-free dentistry. The doctors of Absolute Smile combine innovative technology with gentle and skilled techniques in order to provide their patients with comfortable, safe, and affective dental care. Absolute Smile proves that quality can be affordable. Each location in Pennsylvania provides patients with spacious waiting rooms, professional front-desk coordinators, and comfortable treatment rooms with state-of-the-art equipment.
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