Goose Creek, SC area Dentist describes how to care for Porcelain Crowns

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Dr. Andrew Greenberg of the Goose Creek, SC area provides his patients with a wide range of dental solutions including porcelain crowns. These particular restorations, also known as “dental caps,” are used often in both general and restorative dentistry. Dental crowns are made to cover up natural teeth for protection or strength. They are used because there are situations in which patients may be faced with weak teeth. Large areas of decay, infection, or breakage often cause patients to consider porcelain crowns for their smile. However, they are extremely common and patients should not be worried if they are told by their dentist that they may need this restoration.

Porcelain crowns are fabricated by taking impressions of teeth that have been prepared with the removal of a substantial portion of natural enamel. These impressions are sent out to a dental laboratory where the molds are used to fabricate the dental crown. This process is done by a quality ceramist who creates the crowns using specifications from Dr. Andrew Greenberg regarding shape, size, and color. One the crowns arrive back at the dental office, they are bonded over the top of the tooth during a quick appointment and patients can now rest easy that their natural smile is protected.

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Patients often choose dental crowns because they can last an extremely long period of time with proper care. Patients with crowns must maintain their biannual dental visits at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, as well as take care of their teeth between appointments with brushing and flossing after every meal. Those who keep their dental health a priority will find that restorations will be maintained and their natural teeth will be healthy longer. Patients must continue to visit Dr. Andrew Greenberg for periodic x-rays to check the natural tooth underneath the crown to make sure problems such as periodontal disease or cavities are occurring where they are not visible during physical examinations.

Dr. Andrew Greenberg and the team of Mouth Carolina Dentistry are here to help patients in maintaining the health and wellness of their smile, as well as address breakage and imperfections with general and cosmetic dentistry services.

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