Dental Crowns: Common Questions and Answers

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Dental crowns in Palm Harbor, FL are commonly placed after various dental procedures. They may be used after removal of a large cavity or a root canal procedure. A dental crown may also be placed over a chipped tooth to quickly restore it to its original appearance. If you have been told that you need a dental crown, here are answers to some of the most common dental crown questions.


Q: What is a dental crown?

Answer: A dental crown is a special dental restoration that is shaped like a natural tooth and is made to fit over the remaining portion of an existing tooth. Dental crowns in Palm Harbor, FL, are custom-made to fit each tooth.


Q: How do I know if I need a crown?

Answer: There are a few different reasons why you might be told that you need a crown. Drs. Dan KnellingerStacey Verkler and Carol Bou-Sliman may need to place a crown on a tooth after a root canal has been performed. A dental crown is also commonly placed after a large cavity has been removed and a filling has been inserted. Crowns can also be used to build up a tooth that has been badly chipped or to stabilize a bridge. They are also placed on top of dental implant posts.


Q: How often do dental crowns need to be replaced?

Answer: The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including oral hygiene and maintenance. Most crowns last anywhere from 15 – 20 years with good care.


Q: How are crowns made?

Answer: Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal alloys containing stainless steel, gold and platinum. They can also be made from porcelain or ceramic, which looks most natural but is not as strong as some other materials.


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If you have a severely chipped tooth or dental decay, we invite you to learn more about dental crowns in Palm Harbor, FL by scheduling an appointment with Drs. Knellinger, Verkler or Bou-Sliman. To arrange a consultation, call our office during operating hours.

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