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What your dentist in Cincinnati wants you to know
If you have a damaged or badly decayed tooth, chances are you are wondering if you should have a large filling put in, or if you should choose a crown. The truth is a crown can strengthen and protect your damaged tooth far better than a large filling can. Dr. Warren Gase in Cincinnati, OH wants to share the facts about how crowns can strengthen your damaged teeth and enhance the look of your smile.
A dental crown protects your entire tooth by covering the visible part of your tooth. When you bite down, the pressure and biting stress are spread evenly across all the surfaces of your tooth, preventing the tooth from breaking.
Dental crowns protect and strengthen your teeth, but that’s not all they can do. Today’s dental crowns can also improve the beauty of your smile. Not too many years ago, full gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns were the only options available. Although they are still excellent crown materials because they are strong, both materials lacked the naturally beautiful look you want in a dental crown.
Now, there is another choice, a full porcelain crown! Porcelain has the unique ability to reflect light, just like your natural teeth do. This means a full porcelain crown will look and feel just like your natural tooth. People won’t even be able to tell you have a crown.
If you wish, you can still choose a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. The choice is up to you. For more information about dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic dental services call Dr. Gase in Cincinnati, OH. Find out more about what dental crowns can do for your smile by calling today!