Posts for tag: dental crowns

By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
March 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about dental crowns and how they could benefit your crowns

Has Radcliff, KY family dentist, Dr. Ernest Skaggs, recently told you that you need a dental crown? If so, then chances are good that at some point you might have questions about this restoration and whether it’s the right treatment option for you. We are here to answer some of your most frequent questions about crowns to help you make a more informed decision about your oral health.

What is a dental crown?

This popular dental restoration is a great way to restore a tooth that is weak or damaged or has severe cosmetic flaws that need to be covered. A crown is the perfect way to alter the shape, size, strength, and overall look of one or more teeth.

This hollow tooth-shaped restoration completely covers the crown of a natural tooth where it is then cemented in place above the gums. The crown is often made from a durable tooth-colored material like porcelain or composite resin, which can be matched to the color of your tooth before it is made. The goal of Dr. Skaggs is to ensure that you get a crown that looks as close to a natural tooth as possible.

Why do I need a dental crown?

A dental crown is a pretty versatile restoration, meaning that there are many instances in which a crown can improve your smile. Here are just some scenarios in which you might need a dental crown:

  • You have a weak tooth due to a traumatic injury or severe decay
  • You have a tooth that is broken or fractured or extremely worn down
  • You have a tooth that is severely misshapen, discolored or has other cosmetic imperfections
  • You have to undergo root canal therapy (a crown is often placed over a tooth after this endodontic procedure)
  • You need to support a dental bridge (to replace missing teeth)
  • You need to cover a dental implant (to replace missing teeth)

Do you still have questions about dental crowns? Do you want to find out if this is the best approach for improving the health of a tooth? Then call our dental office in Radcliff, KY today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Skaggs.

By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
January 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Could your smile benefit from all that crowns and bridges can offer you?

You cracked or lost a tooth. Now what? If serious damage has occurred to your smile, then it’s time you turned to our Radcliff, KY dentist dental crownsDr. Ernest Skaggs for help. Find out how crowns and bridges can improve your oral health for the long term.

A crown is designed to cover and protect a damaged tooth while bridges are meant to replace one or more teeth in a row. Both restorations can be supported by either your teeth or an implant, depending on your needs, health and budget.

When might I need a crown?

Our Radcliff general dentist may recommend getting a crown if:

  • You’ve just recently had a root canal
  • You have a tooth that is damaged, weakened or fractured
  • You have a tooth that is severely misshapen, malformed or discolored
  • You need to cover an implant to replace a single missing tooth
  • You need to support a dental bridge

When might I need a dental bridge?

Getting a dental bridge is a great option if you are missing one or more teeth in a row but you have healthy surrounding teeth that can support this restoration. Sometimes, if a tooth is so badly damaged or decaying, we can’t save the tooth and we will need to extract it. Once the tooth has been removed, we can discuss whether getting a dental bridge is the best way to replace your missing tooth.

What are the benefits to getting these restorations?

As you can probably imagine, a damaged or missing tooth can cause some serious issues for your oral health. But getting a crown or bridge can improve your appearance, make it easier to chew or speak, protect your teeth and prevent teeth from shifting out of alignment all while boosting your self-esteem.

If you think your smile could benefit from either of these restorations, then it’s time you picked up the phone and called our Radcliff, KY, dental practice today to schedule your consultation.

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Dr. Ernest Skaggs
555 W Lincoln Trail Blvd, Suite 25
Radcliff, KY 40160
(270) 351-3265
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