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5 Reasons You Might Need a Dental Crown

Dental Crown | Lake Worth FL Dentist

A dental crown is a cap or cover that fits over an existing tooth. When a tooth is damaged, for example, a crown helps restore that tooth and keep it strong. A crown can also camouflage an unattractive or cracked tooth for a healthier-looking smile.

At Palms Dental Care, our top cosmetic dentist in Lake Worth, FL provides crowns all the time and with stunning results!

Let’s look at a few reasons you might need a dental crown.

Tooth Appearance

If you have a discolored tooth or a tooth out of harmony with your other teeth, a dental crown can camouflage this tooth and provide a seamless smile. A dental crown can ...

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3 Practical Reasons for Dental Crowns

Diagram of Dental Crown Procedure | Dentist Lake Worth FL

Dental crowns are a standard, tooth-saving procedure in our Lake Worth dental office, but many patients are not aware of how versatile they are and the many solutions they provide when it comes to dentistry.

Here are three ways we use dental crowns at Palms Dental Care.

Repair Decayed and Broken Teeth

Perhaps the most common use, dental crowns repair and stabilize teeth after the structure has been compromised. When too much of the enamel covering teeth is destroyed or decayed, regular chewing may cause a painful breakdown or fractures in an unhealthy tooth. The result may lead to an extraction; something we try to avoid.

Dental crowns cover the entire tooth structure ...

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Broken Tooth? Problem Solved!

Man With Toothache | Dentist Lake Worth FL

You are enjoying a relatively soft snack, like a burrito or a bagel and suddenly, you notice that part of your tooth has broken off. You might find it in your mouth, or you may have already swallowed it. What made this happen? Especially with something soft like a bagel or a piece of bread?

Fractures Can Exist Long before Your Tooth Breaks

A small fracture may develop in your tooth, but the tooth stays intact until it can no longer withstand the force from chewing. Then a part of the tooth breaks away leaving a jagged edge to irritate your tongue. It may hurt, but if the break doesn’t affect the ...

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Dental Bridges Bridge the Gap in Your Smile

Dental Bridges Lake Worth FL

Losing natural teeth can leave you feeling like your smile is not as attractive as it used to be, but did you know that your remaining teeth may shift and create additional dental conditions?

Misaligned bite – When teeth shift, it can cause teeth to come together incorrectly. A misaligned bite can lead to sensitivity, premature wear, and cause jaw-related conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.

Periodontal disease – Shifting teeth may expose roots, which can feel sensitive when brushing or when exposed to cold drinks or foods. Additionally, the bone that once supported your tooth may diminish because the tooth’s root is no longer present to stimulate healthy bone. ...

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How Do I Know if I Need a Dental Crown or Dental Bridge?

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Teeth are strong, but sometimes sustain damage due to disease or trauma. While we do our best to help you prevent most of the conditions that can hurt your teeth, with the tough job they do, it is no surprise that sometimes things happen. This is where restorative dentistry comes in. Each type of dental restoration serves a specific purpose, but all of them have one thing in common – to repair and save your teeth and smile.

A visit to Palms Dental Care will give our dentists an opportunity to diagnose and make the proper treatment recommendation for your smile.

Function of Each Dental Restoration

Fillings – Dental fillings repair a tooth ...

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