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Crowns just aren’t for kings, or any other type of royalty, for that matter. Crowns are incredibly useful, effective, and affordable methods of restoration if you have any kind of dental damage. They’re widely used across the entire dental world, and for good reason.

Since crowns aren’t just for kings, it’s probably a good idea for you to educate yourself on them as much as possible. With that in mind, let’s dive deeper into the topic of dental crowns.

What are they?
Dental crowns are exactly what they sound like – a crown for your teeth. They’re often created with a plastic or ceramic material that can last under normal conditions. Dr. Eric Dunn at Willow Creek Family Dentistry in Oxford, Ohio can help recommend whether you need a crown or different type of solution.

Why would I need one?
Crowns are generally recommended when you have severe damage to the biting surface of a tooth – mostly, molars. A crown is used to create a new, sturdy biting surface that’s safe to use for year.

How do they work?
Crowns are sized to fit your teeth, then the affected teeth are prepared to get a crown. Usually, they have to be ground down a bit to fit the new crown. This is called forming an abutment. Then, once everything fits right, the crown is glued onto the abutment. The end result is something that looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth.

If you’re ready for crowns in your life, or simply want to know more, call us today at 513-523-7541 to see how we can help. We’re excited to help you on your cosmetic dentistry journey.