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Do Dental Crowns Require Special Care?

Your tooth may have experienced severe decay or even trauma that led to the need for a root canal. Now, the issue has been solved, and a dental crown is resting securely on your treated tooth. Your new porcelain crown looks, feels and acts like your natural tooth: Feel free to go ahead and treat it like your original tooth, as it doesn’t necessarily require special care

Crowns are both easy to place and easy to maintain, thanks to modern dental technology. With advancements in technology such as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), your dentist is able to design and create your customized crown. Then, the crown will be permanently cemented to the tooth in just one sitting. [pullquote]Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been badly damaged due to tooth decay, cracks or breaks.[/pullquote]

A special camera is first used to take a photo of the tooth that will be crowned. Next, your dentist can simply view the image of the crown on a computer and manipulate the detailed image in order to design your new tooth-shaped cap. Your crown will be fabricated based on this design while you wait in the dental office. You’ll have a new permanent restoration in a single hour.

When you go home, you can treat your crown as though it were your natural tooth. Simply flossing and brushing with toothpaste will help to keep crowns clean and the gums around the crowns healthy, thus preventing gum disease. Your dentist will show you how to correctly floss around your new crown.  Also, you don’t need to worry about adhering to special diet restrictions, but you should be careful about chewing extremely sticky foods, such as caramels, which can accidentally dislodge your crown.

Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been badly damaged due to tooth decay, cracks or breaks. They also can be placed on top of a tooth that has received root canal treatment or be used as the final restoration for a dental implant. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can conveniently restore your teeth and your smile with a dental crown. With regular care, a dental crown will keep you eating comfortably and smiling brightly for years to come.

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces

You have finally come to terms with the fact that you need braces: You simply are unhappy with your smile, and you feel that now is as good a time as any to fix crooked teeth or to get rid of gaps that make you feel self conscious. Thanks to modern orthodontics, you may actually be able to bypass the metal brackets and wires and take advantage of Invisalign – an ideal alternative to traditional braces.

With Invisalign, virtually no one will even realize that you are straightening your teeth. This is because your dentist will provide you with custom-made, clear aligners that simply slip over your teeth and can be worn as you go about your daily business. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into their correct position. You can expect to get a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks as you progress to new stages of your treatment.

One of the advantages of using Invisalign is that unlike traditional braces, your Invisalign aligners can easily be removed before you eat. This makes oral care much easier, and it also means that you don’t have to follow the diet restrictions placed on those who wear traditional braces. You can even brush and rinse your aligners in lukewarm water to keep them clean. You should keep your aligners in for at least 20 to 22 hours each day in order to see the fastest results.

For those who are active in sports, ranging from football to soccer, Invisalign will not interfere with these activities. If a protective mouthguard is required for a particular sport, just remove the aligners and you’re set. In addition, your clear aligners are made of a soft plastic that is comfortable and won’t irritate your gums.

Upon completing Invisalign treatment, you will have a brand new smile that will rapidly restore your self-confidence. With modern orthodontics, being able to finally smile big has never been so easy. Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866 today to find out whether you are a candidate for Invisalign and how we can help give you the fabulous Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of.