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How dental crowns from your dentists can help your smile
Everyday wear-and-tear, bad habits like chewing on ice cubes, and getting older can all wreak havoc on your smile. So how do you keep your teeth strong? The answer is dental crowns! Dental crowns give you a strong, and beautiful smile which you can enjoy for years. Dr. Anthony Digiorno and Dr. Julianne Digiorno at DiGiorno Dental Fitness want to share the facts about dental crowns and how they strengthen damaged teeth. They have two convenient office locations in Folsom, and Sacramento, California to help your smile.
Dental crowns are different than a large filling. A dental crown covers the entire visible part of your tooth above the gumline. A dental crown spreads the chewing force out evenly over the entire surface of your tooth, resisting breakage.
Dental crowns are an excellent option to restore badly damaged teeth. If you have a severely damaged tooth, you may be wondering if it can be repaired. The truth is a dental crown can repair even a severely damaged tooth. Dr. Digiorno may need to place a metal post in your tooth and build an amalgam overlay around the tooth. This post-and-build-up treatment gives the crown a foundation to attach to.
You can choose from several options for your crown material. The most popular material is pure porcelain. It’s popular because it reflects light and looks just like natural tooth enamel. When you choose a pure porcelain crown, you can be sure it will blend seamlessly with your smile.
Another crown option is a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, known as a PFM crown, which combines the strength of metal with the beauty of porcelain. The PFM crown isn’t as lifelike as pure porcelain because of the metal underlay. A PFM crown can’t reflect light like pure porcelain.
You can have a strong, beautiful smile, thanks to dental crowns! To find out more about dental crowns and additional restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dental services call Drs. Julianne and Anthony Digiorno at DiGiorno Dental Fitness, with offices in Folsom, and Sacramento, California. Call now!