Discover The Benefits Of Dental Crowns
By Linda A Trotter, DMD
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns and bridges are generally thought of as a cosmetic solution, used mainly to repair aesthetic damage like chipped, dental crownscracked and broken teeth. Although they are one of the most effective and longstanding tools of cosmetic dentistry, they also play a vital role in restoring and maintaining good oral health after trauma or extensive tooth decay. Dr. Linda Trotter, a dentist in Jacksonville, FL, recommends dental crowns for common cosmetic and general dentistry problems such as:

  • To restore the function and cosmetic appearance of a tooth after treatment for a large cavity or a root canal
  • Cracked, broken or fractured teeth
  • Dental implants
  • To repair progressive wear and tear from teeth grinding and acid reflux

Smile Restoration in Jacksonville, FL

A dental crown is literally a "cap" that covers a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma. In cases of severe tooth decay, where a cavity is too big to be filled successfully with a traditional dental filling, a crown can help to save the the tooth from extraction. Crowns are also one of the most affordable and effective methods available to cosmetic dentists for repairing larger chips, cracks and tooth fractures.

According to data compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies have found that approximately 91 percent of adults between the ages of 20-60+ had some degree of tooth decay and cavities, with over 25 percent suffering from untreated cavities. One in five adults over the age of 65 were found to have some form of untreated tooth decay. Despite improvements in oral health and preventive care in the last few decades, over 175 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Crowns are a widely available option for smile restoration and continuing oral health for millions of American men and women.

Find a Dentist in Jacksonville, FL

For more information on how dental crowns can help to improve your smile and preserve your oral health, contact the office of Dr. Trotter by calling (904) 389-3451 to schedule an appointment today.

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