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Have you ever heard of dental crowns? A dental crown is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that is used to restore damaged or unsightly teeth. If a tooth whitening treatment is not enough to fully remove deep stains or discolorations, a dental crown can be used to fully cover up the tooth. Furthermore, dental crowns are highly effective at preventing future damage from occurring to a tooth.

If a tooth is so badly damaged it may need to be extracted, consult with your dentist to determine if a dental crown can be used to save the tooth. In some cases, a tooth broken into bits may even be able to be saved with a dental crown. Dental crowns can be used to bind the bits together. In much the same manner, dental crowns can be used for teeth that require dental fillings but not enough tooth remains. With the dental crown, the tooth and filling can be fused together for a solid hold that will provide safety and support for the tooth.

Dental crowns are highly effective for capping and concealing previous dental restorations as well. Dental crowns can be used to fit over the top of previous restorations such as dental bridges, dental implants, and root canals. Dental crowns can even restore lost functionality of a tooth that may have been lost due to previous damage. If taken care of properly, dental crowns can serve you well for many years and in some cases a full lifetime before they must be repaired or replaced.

Are you in need of a dentist in Windsor Locks, Connecticut? No matter the needs you require from your smile, our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC can help. Dr. Chris Kim and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine if dental crowns are right for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office, call us at 860-623-2601. We look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!