Dr. Melissa Kenfield has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dentist for Crowns.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Kenfield has averaged __ continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Indiana are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
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Dental crowns, or caps, are the chosen treatment when an extensively damaged tooth needs restoring. Dr. Kenfield at Kenfield Dental Group recommends dental crowns when teeth have been severely affected by decay or trauma or when patients are looking for a dramatic enhancement in their smiles.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns are thin caps that cover the visible part of a tooth. In this kind of procedure, the root remains intact, helping to support the new crown. Crowns’ primary objective is to restore the teeth’ aesthetic and function. They can be made of different materials, but the most popular are ceramic and zirconia. Materials such as gold and porcelain, combined with metal, can also be used. These all are biocompatible materials, and each of them has different benefits.
During your visit to the dental office, the dentist will help you determine which material is the most suitable for your particular case. When the crown needs to be placed on a tooth, she will choose the best shade and shape to match the surrounding teeth.
Why do patients need a crown?
A dental crown can be needed for the following reasons:
Getting a crown placed
During a first visit to the office, the dentist will examine your smile and determine whether a dental crown is necessary or not. Usually, two appointments are required to complete the treatment. You can expect the followings steps:
Video 01:00 | A beautiful smile is something everyone wants. If you have a tooth that is not the same size or shape as your other teeth and that needs support, your dentist may recommend a crown. Crowns are used to help make a tooth stronger, and improve a tooth’s appearance. They are available in a variety of materials that can blend with the shade and shape of your natural teeth. Hear more about how crowns can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth and maintain your beautiful smile.
Caring for a dental crown
After the new crown is placed, the patient should treat it as if it were a natural tooth. It is vital to keep brushing and flossing twice a day to keep the oral cavity healthy and plaque-free.
Regular visits to the dental office for professional cleanings are strongly recommended to make sure the margins of the new crown remain clean. Under the crown, the patient still has a natural tooth structure. If the patient doesn’t keep the area clean, bacteria can accumulate on its edges and cause decay on that remaining natural tooth. It is crucial to understand that keeping the crown clean is necessary to prevent cavities and lengthen the lifespan of the restoration.