14 Apr 2023
April 14, 2023

Crown Bridges

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If you have large, old silver fillings in your mouth, did you know your tooth can be at risk for fracturing? Studies have shown if the filling takes up more than 50% of the tooth’s biting surface it’s at significantly greater risk of breaking. Teeth that fracture can lead to root canals, pain, abscesses and even tooth loss.

There is a solution for these types of fillings. A crown or cap can be placed on the tooth that helps strengthen the tooth and improve its overall health. The tooth is prepared by removing the enamel layer from the outside part of the tooth. It is replaced with an enamel-like material (porcelain) and when it is finished it looks and feels just like your own tooth. You won’t even know it is in your mouth.

Call a qualified dental professional today to schedule an appointment to insure your teeth are strong enough to last a lifetime.