Four Uses for a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns are an extremely popular dental treatment and for good reason. Dental crowns perform many of the functions needed to enjoy a strong, healthy smile. We invite you to review the following uses for a dental crown:

-Covering a treated tooth: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can cover and provide protection for a treated tooth. When a tooth has a large cavity, a dental crown may be used in place of a dental filling to provide proper support and protection.

-Capping a tooth after dental infection: After the completion of root canal treatment, Dr. Scott Ferguson uses a dental crown to cap the treated tooth and replace the dental structure that was removed.

-Replacing missing teeth: Dental crowns are often involved in tooth-replacing appliances such as dental bridges and dental implants. They attach dental bridges to the neighboring natural teeth for stability and strength and cap dental implants to replace the crown portion of the missing tooth.

-Improving misshapen teeth: If a tooth is healthy but unpleasant to look at due to its shape or size, a dental crown can still be used to treat the problem. If you have a natural tooth is too short, small, or misshapen, feel free to ask our dentist about receiving a dental crown.

Our team at Scott J. Ferguson, DDS offers custom-made dental crowns created from state-of-the-art materials to provide our patients with excellent dental restorations. If you would like to learn more about the uses of a dental crown in Kimball, Michigan, and schedule a time to see Dr. Scott Ferguson for a consultation, call 810-985-3301 today.

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