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Dental Crowns: Uses, Types & Procedure

A crown is a restorative cover for a tooth that can no longer function or hold its shape. A crown is used when the tooth does not have enough surface area left for a simple filling due to cracking, chipping, or decay. A crown can also attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.

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The most common type of crown is metal. Typically a gold alloy, compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed and is gentler on opposing teeth. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well and probably last the longest in terms of wear down. The drawback to metal crowns is the metallic color cannot be masked.

Other crown types include porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin dental crowns, or all ceramic or all porcelain crowns. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks. A consultation with our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Osborne Family Dentistry can help you choose which crown you might need as well as run you through the cost-benefits of each option available to you. Typically, you will find there is a trade-off in longevity and affordability as well as cosmetic appearance depending on the various options.

Procedure:
A crown can be accomplished in one or two visits to the dentist office. Many dental offices have the ability to make the crown right in the dental office during the crown preparation making a second visit unnecessary.

The first step is to prepare the tooth for the crown. The entire tooth will be examined and often x-rayed. The core of the tooth will be examined. If the core is damaged, a root canal may be necessary. Once the dentist is able to determine that the tooth can accept the crown, the tooth, and surrounding gum will be numbed. The tooth is then reshaped to best accept the crown.

It is either built up with a filing or filed down. An impression is then made of the tooth. These impressions are sent to a lab. If the lab is within the dental practice, the crown may be available right away. Otherwise, the patient will make a second appointment and return for the application of the new crown. If you are returning for your permanent crown, a temporary crown will be put over the freshly filled tooth. At the second visit or second stage of the same visit, the permanent crown is cemented into place.

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Today’s modern dental implants are over 90% effective. Osborne Family Dental is a friendly, modern private practice located in North Canton, Ohio since 2005. Dr. Robert Osborne and his experienced staff are highly trained experts. The team prides itself on keeping their skills and tools on the cutting edge to maximize the effectiveness of their procedures, minimize your downtime and pain, and get the best quality cosmetic crowns from Osborne.

Dental Implant Procedure Info

How many times have you found yourself procrastinating out of fear? “Getting my tooth replaced is going to cost too much.” “I will miss too much time from work.” “I will have to make several lengthy appointments.” “I am too fearful of the potential pain.”

What is a Dental Implant?

A Dental Implant is a replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. Just as a natural tooth comes in two pieces: a root and a crown, so does an implant. The root is the most important section as it is the foundation for the cap—or the visible section that would be covered in enamel. The root makes the tooth functional.
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Modern replacements are typically titanium because of its bio-compatible capabilities. Essentially, the titanium root will fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration works to lock the implant permanently in place. Osseointegrated implants offer the best foundation for a prosthetic tooth.

Once the foundational implant is placed, the cap or visible tooth replacement, can be placed. The cap can be custom molded in a dentist office or a lab and color-matched to the surrounding teeth for a virtually seamless new artificial tooth that cosmetically and functionally matches the other teeth in the jaw.

Implantation Process:

Most dental implants are out-patient surgeries performed in a dentist office. For extreme cases, a patient may be referred to a hospital environment. Some patients choose just local anesthesia for the procedure while others prefer sedation by nitrous oxide or oral or intravenous sedation.

The most common method of dental implantation is a three-step process. The first step implants the titanium base under the gums near the bone so that osseointegration can begin. During the second step, the dentist will adhere an abutment to the base. Once these two “root” structures are in place and have begun to heal, the final, cosmetic prosthetic can be placed over the abutment.

In some instances, at the discretion of the dentist, the implantation process can be done in one-step. However, the three-stage approach is the most widely conducted so that the titanium root can begin to fuse to the bone.

Address the Fears: Contact Our Offices Today

Today’s modern dental implants are over 90% effective. Osborne Family Dental is a friendly, modern private practice located in North Canton, Ohio since 2005. Dr. Robert Osborne and his experienced staff are highly trained experts. The team prides itself on keeping their skills and tools on the cutting edge to maximize the effectiveness of their procedures, minimize your downtime and pain, and get the best quality cosmetic and functional tooth replacement at Osborne.