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Dental Crowns | Groves Dental Care

How a Dental Crown Saves Your Damaged Tooth

January 23, 2019
Posted By: Anis Elkhechen, DMD
Dental Crowns | Groves Dental Care

The possibility of losing a tooth can have a detrimental impact on your self-esteem, which is why you should be aware of all your options.

At Groves Dental Care, we do everything we can to save your damaged or decayed tooth. Sometimes, this means placing a dental crown over that tooth right here in our Loxahatchee, FL dental office.

A dental crown makes a weak tooth stronger, restores the bite, and covers flaws brought on by damage.

Reasons for tooth damage may include:

  • Past root canal therapies
  • Ongoing infection
  • Large untreated cavity
  • Trauma
  • Certain medications

How Dental Crowns Work

The process begins with a dental exam, possibly x-rays or other to determine the viability of your tooth.

If the dentist feels that the tooth is viable, he will prepare your tooth for a dental crown. This entails removing any decay and making sure there isn’t lingering infection or bacteria present.

A dental crown is a permanent tooth-shaped topper that goes on over your prepared tooth. Dental crowns look natural because they are custom designed to blend in with your smile. Even the crown color matches your surrounding teeth.

Throughout the process, our dentist and staff will make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable. We offer numbing agents, too.

Preventing Tooth Damage

The American Dental Association cautions people to brush and floss twice daily. You should also see your dentist regularly and never skip twice-yearly dental cleanings.

If you notice tooth pain or swelling, see your dentist immediately. And always wear the proper helmets and mouth guards when playing sports.

Contact Our Dental Office

If you have a damaged tooth or dental pain, contact us immediately. At Groves Dental Care, we will do everything we can to save your tooth and restore function right here in our Loxahatchee, FL dental office.

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