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You May Be Surprised By What All A Dental Crown Can Do!

There are many ways to restore and repair a tooth, but none work quite like a dental crown. At the office of Dr. Mark W Wilhelm in Woodbury, MN, we regularly use dental crowns to help our patients. You just may be surprised by all the ways a dental crown can help you!

To learn more, read more about dental crowns below, then call our Woodbury, MN dental office at (651) 319-9064 to schedule a consultation.

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device that is bonded to an existing tooth or a dental implant. In most cases, a dental crown is used to cover a damaged or broken tooth or to cover a dental implant. When used as part of a dental bridge, a dental crown is used to replace a missing tooth.

Dental crowns are especially beneficial because they look natural and restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. When used to fix a broken tooth, a dental crown fully encloses the part of the tooth that is visible at and above the gumline.

Uses For A Dental Crown

A dental crown is an incredibly versatile dental device that allows dentists to use it to fix a variety of dental problems. Below you’ll find the various ways a dental crown can be used. Read on to get a better idea of whether or not a dental crown can work for you.

Cover & Support A Tooth To Prevent Breakage

If your tooth has been weakened by gum disease, a dental crown can be used to protect the weak tooth and keep it from breaking or becoming more damaged. We can also use a dental crown to cover and support a tooth after a filling when there isn’t a lot of your natural tooth left. A large filling can potentially put your tooth at risk for breaking.

Attach A Bridge

We often use a dental bridge to restore a single tooth after it has fallen out or been extracted. A bridge is an effective way to fill in the space left by a missing tooth, to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. If you don’t restore the tooth, it could also potentially lead to gum disease or TMJ disorders.

A bridge is bonded to your natural, healthy teeth or dental implants on either side of the empty space. These teeth act as anchors to hold the bridge in place. Then a replacement tooth is attached to the crowns covering the abutments. We’ll make sure the crowns match your natural teeth as closely as possible to give you the most natural-looking restoration possible.


Repair A Broken Tooth

A dental crown can be used to cover a tooth that has already been broken or worn down, to save what is left of your natural tooth and protect it from further breakage.

Cap A Dental Implant

A dental implant is another way to restore a tooth after it has been lost. A dental implant acts as replacement tooth roots. We surgically place a dental implant in your jawbone, then once your bone has fused to the implant, we cap it with an abutment or dental crown. You’re left with a beautiful smile that looks and functions like natural, healthy teeth.

Is A Dental Crown Right For Me?

To find out if a dental crown is a solution to your particular dental problem, you’ll want to visit our Woodbury, MN dental office. When you visit our office for a consultation, we will examine your teeth and work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is just right for you.

We realize that every case is different, which is why we will customize a treatment plan, if necessary, to restore your smile. Because dental crowns are so versatile, there’s a good chance a crown is just what you need to fix your teeth!

To learn more about dental crowns and whether they can work for you, call the office of Dr. Mark W Wilhelm to schedule an appointment. Call (651) 319-9064 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Brendan Blanchard

Brendan Blanchard

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