Crowns | Dr. Colin Richman
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A crown is a type of dental restoration that covers, or caps, the natural tooth above the gum line. They are typically used in instances of cracking, chipping, discoloration, and tooth decay. Permanent crowns are usually made from porcelain, ceramic, or metals such as gold or alloys. Once in place, the cap becomes a permanent fixture and acts as the tooth’s new surface. While other treatment options exist in some cases, no other option offers the the same benefits as a crown.

Why Should You Choose Dental Crowns?

There are many different types of dental problems, and in many cases, many different ways to address each problem. So, you might wonder why a dental crown is a preferable option.

At Value Not Set in Value Not Set, we’ve used dental crowns to solve a wide variety of dental problems, here’s our list of the top advantages of dental crowns:

Aesthetically Pleasing. One of the first reasons to consider a crown is that they can be made from composite resin or porcelain can match the natural dentition flawlessly.
Natural Look and Feel. In addition to looking like your natural teeth, crowns feel natural because they are made to restore the original shape of the tooth and then permanently affixed to the remaining tooth structure.
Preserve Natural Teeth. Preserving as much as possible of the natural tooth is always preferable in your overall dental health. Crowns can help preserve the tooth while restoring the natural shape and color of a tooth damaged by injury, illness, or decay.
Added Strength. A crown not only covers the tooth structure, it provides added strength to cracked or damaged teeth.
Do not Slip. Sometimes a crown is the only option in preserving the tooth. Preservation is a first choice for many reasons, including avoiding needing partials which slip and cause discomfort.
Long Lasting. Crowns usually last 15 years.
Added Confidence. Damaged or missing teeth can cause a lack of confidence or feelings of self-consciousness. Having the best smile possible is an self-image booster.

At Value Not Set in Value Not Set, we want you to know that you have your choice of options for dental care. While we will help you make a decision that’s best for you and your dental health, a dental crown is certainly a great choice for a variety of dental problems.

Contact us today at Value Not Set to learn more about crowns and other dental services. Call Value Not Set or set up your next appointment from our website [Appointment Page].

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Signs and Symptoms of Advanced Dental Disease Including Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Chronic disease anywhere in the body is insidious, thus advanced symptoms may only appear late after significant damage has occurred.

Warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease include:

- Redness, tenderness, pain, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or biting into an apple
- Insufficient long term flossing over a lifetime
- Receding gums, frequently described ‘getting long in the tooth’
- Teeth moving or shifting
- Loose teeth
- Appliances no longer fit comfortably
- Previous history of tooth loss including parents
- History of smoking, diabetes or other metabolic diseases