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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

How can we help you?

If you are looking for a new dental office, you probably have a lot of questions about whether we are right for you. At Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we encourage you to call so we can answer your questions specifically. In the meantime, here is a list of some of our most popular questions.

Feel free to read through them. If your question is not addressed here, call us and we will be happy to help.
 

Crowns & Bridges

Image of dental crownsSince not all dental problems cause pain or sensitivity right away, the best way to know if you need a crown is to get regular dental exams. Crowns are a commonly used tool for restoring teeth that are damaged or weakened in some way. Take a look at these situations that often require using a dental crown in Ocean City.

Common Reasons For Needing A Crown

Cracked or broken teeth. If a cracked or broken tooth is found early, a crown can protect it from breaking further and becoming decayed later on. If the tooth is already decayed, a dentist can remove the infected pulp of the tooth in a process called a root canal. The dentist then places a custom-made porcelain crown on the tooth, which allows it to function normally.

Deeply decayed teeth. Many cavities can be resolved using fillings. But when deep decay weakens a tooth’s inner structure, a crown gives it the reinforcement it needs. Crowns also last longer and provide more protection than most fillings.

Teeth that need aesthetic or functional help. Crowns can fix an uneven bite, even out worn down teeth, or give a uniform size, shape, and color to your teeth. Take these factors into account as you look into getting a dental crown in Ocean City.

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If you ever have any questions regarding your oral health, please contact us and we will be sure to help you to the best of our ability!

dental crowns ocean city md When we recommend treatment, we take a number of factors into account. We want to find a way to preserve the health of your teeth and prevent tooth loss, whenever possible. If you have deep decay, a cracked tooth, a root canal, or a worn down tooth, your treatment recommendation depends on a number of factors such as the location of your tooth, how much force it absorbs from chewing, and how much healthy tooth structure remains.

Tooth Colored Fillings & Dental Crowns

In some cases, a filling may do the trick. For small amounts of decay or for a small chip in your tooth, composite material can seal off the area and keep bacteria from entering. In other cases, we may recommend a porcelain dental crown in order to provide greater stability for your tooth. A crown fits over your tooth and absorbs force exerted from chewing. A crown can keep your tooth from breaking or splitting.

What Our Ocean City Dental Team Will Do For You

When we recommend treatment, we are happy to outline all of your options. We will always recommend the treatment that best supports your dental health. If you have questions about treatment that we recommend, please let us know. We can show you why we suggest one treatment over another understanding that the final decision is always up to you. If you have any questions, or would like to scheduler an appointment, give us a call at Atlantic Dental today!

 

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