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What is a Dental Crown? And What are the Alternatives?
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What is a Dental Crown? And What are the Alternatives?

When the dentist recommends a dental crown, patients might wonder if they have a choice. There are other options, but sometimes a crown is the most effective and economical alternative.  Fixing the damaged tooth is the dentist’s top priority, but it is understandable that cost, convenience, and appearance are also important factors for the patient....

A Crown Fell Off My Root Canal–What Now?
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A Crown Fell Off My Root Canal–What Now?

Crowns are commonly used to cap a tooth after a root canal procedure. They provide the tooth with strength and support. Crowns also protect the tooth from outside forces and infections, while providing the feel and appearance of a natural smile. Unlike veneers which cover the front of a tooth, crowns cap the entire tooth....

Why Crown a Tooth After a Root Canal?
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Why Crown a Tooth After a Root Canal?

Most people assume that they have no choice but to get a crown after a root canal. But patients who are concerned about the time, discomfort, and cost of a crown might wonder if they can skip this part of a tooth restoration. While placing a crown is the typical final stage in almost all...

What to do About Cavities Under a Dental Crown
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What to do About Cavities Under a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are an effective tool in restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Even though crowns are not expected to last forever, patients might assume they no longer need to worry about getting a cavity in the crowned tooth. Unfortunately, it is possible to get cavities under a dental crown. And just like cavities anywhere else...

Making Dental Crowns More Affordable
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Making Dental Crowns More Affordable

Dental crowns are a safe and effective method of fixing teeth with certain problems. In some cases, they might be necessary to save the tooth. Like many dental restorative dental procedures, however, crowns can cost a lot. If the dentist recommends one, how can patients find affordable dental crowns?  What Is a Crown and Why...

Dental Crowns vs. Implants: Which is the Best Choice?
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Dental Crowns vs. Implants: Which is the Best Choice?

There’s more to deciding between dental crowns vs. implants than just picking a personal preference, or what works with your budget. While both are effective solutions to restore a tooth, they are not really the same.  Understanding the different uses for dental crowns and dental implants could make the choice obvious. In situations where either...

Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed
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Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the visible areas of the tooth. Made to resemble your teeth, a dental crown might be necessary in several instances, such as protecting and strengthening a broken or decayed tooth. However, there are certain situations where a less expensive option should be considered.  If your...

Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?
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Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?

No one wants spotty, stained, or tarnished teeth to stand in the way of a beaming smile. Many turn to teeth-whitening for help. But for someone who has had dental work such as crowns, it’s not always that easy. People eager to have their smiles back often ask, “Can dental crowns be whitened?” Dental crowns...

Are Crowns Considered Endodontics? Does it Matter?
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Are Crowns Considered Endodontics? Does it Matter?

A dental crown is a cover or cap that is placed over a tooth. This might be because of damage, decay, or after a root canal procedure. Crowns are molded out of gold, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic or resin in the shape of the original tooth.   Root canals and crown placements are considered endodontic...

Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist
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Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist

Your dentist’s office is closed for the holidays, and you have a dental emergency. How are you supposed to eat, drink, and be merry? Luckily, most problems with teeth or dental work are not serious health issues. Instead, they’re usually more about discomfort that puts a damper on the festivities. Luckily there are things people...