Why Dental Crowns Will Never Be The Same [BLOG]

Our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service, you can maintain a healthy smile more conveniently than ever.

That’s because we have the kind of technology in our Zanesville, OH practice that allows us to give you a brand new permanent dental crown faster than you realize.

Keep reading to learn why dental crowns will never be the same!

Dental Crowns Will Never Be The Same!

Technology is changing all the time, and in the field of dentistry, recent innovations have totally changed the dental treatment experience.

One of the most significant improvements is the advent of CEREC technology, which we house in our Zanesville, OH dental office.

Here’s why this is so exciting!

CEREC is a highly-advanced software we use to design your permanent dental crown. It allows us to ensure a perfect, customized fit because of its accuracy and precision. The design is then sent to a small milling machine where it fabricates your new crown right here in our office!

You see where we’re going with this?

That means you can get restorative treatment and your brand new permanent dental crown in only one trip to the dentist office!

This has completely changed the restoration experience because you no longer have to wait two weeks wearing a temporary crown while waiting for your permanent one to be fabricated at some off site lab.

Thanks to this modern technology at Hawkins Complete Dental Service, dental crowns will never be the same again!

How To Know When You Need A New Dental Crown

Do you think it may be time to replace your old dental crown?

Only a professional can tell you for sure when it’s time to repair or replace an old restoration, but here are some signs you can look for on your own that a new crown is needed:

*Consider Its Stability*

Consider the stability, or lack thereof, of your old crown. Although dentists use incredibly strong bonding material when they place dental crowns, it’s not uncommon for them to loosen, or even fall out, if they’re really old.

You may also have suffered some sort of injury to the mouth that resulted in a weak, unstable crown that needs to be reinforced or replaced.

*Consider Cavities*

Your new dental crown is securely bonded over a treated tooth. However, over time, your teeth may shift a little, or your gums may recede a bit, and you may start to notice more space under the crown.

This means you may be susceptible to cavities forming underneath it. That’s another reason why regular dental exams are so important!

*Consider Its Color*

Notice the color of your old crown. You might find that it’s become dull, dark, or discolored.

That’s because restorations, just like your real teeth, can take on stains over the years from drinking coffee, soda, wine, and eating dark foods.

Discoloration can also be a sign that there’s a problem developing underneath your dental crown, which would need to be looked at by Dr. Hawkins.

How To Care For Your New Dental Crown

These are tips to help you get more life out of your dental crown, as well as your natural teeth, so you can maintain good oral health for the rest of your life!

*Commit To Daily Oral Hygiene*

Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste to clean your teeth twice each day. Also, commit yourself to flossing every single day to ward off the build up of bacteria.

*Commit To Caution*

Be cautious when it comes to the kind of stress you’re putting on your teeth. From opening packages to teeth grinding, we can put undue pressure on teeth and restorations when we force them to work outside the scope they’re made for. Use teeth to chew food, not as a household tool!

*Commit To Routine Dental Exams*

Our technology allows us to see what you can’t, which are early signs of problems like gum disease, cavities, and failing restorations. So commit to those important dental exams every six months.

Make An Appointment

It’s tempting to put off restorative treatment, especially when you know you need a new dental crown. You dread having to miss work for the first appointment, wearing a temporary crown for a couple of weeks, and then missing work again to come in for your permanent restoration.

But like we said before, dental crowns will never be the same again!

That’s because you can get it all taken care of in one convenient visit to our Zanesville, OH practice for our CEREC same-day dental crowns!

Call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your restorative dentistry appointment.