As you get older you may lose a tooth or two because of an accident related injury, gum disease, or a chronic disease that can cause you to lose all of your teeth. Whatever the case is, you will want to have a set of teeth that you can show off to the world for years to come. For this to happen you must communicate with your local periodontist. Here are a few things your periodontist want you to know:
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance according to WebMD.
Look for these clues that one of your tooth is telling you to see if you need dental crowning:
- Extremely discolored tooth
- A particular weak tooth that needs to be held together
- One or more tooth requiring bridges
- You wish to have a crown placed for cosmetic reasons
Types of crowns that can be used:
- Stainless steel
During your FIRST visit:
During your first visit to your local periodontist, the professional will exam all of your teeth to make sure that all sets of pearly whites are withstanding certain temperature like extremely hot or cold food. He/ she then will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown.
Receding gums are a condition in which your gums pull back from the tooth surface, exposing the root surfaces of your teeth. For 1 out of every 10 people who wore braces, receding gums are the end result instead of a perfect smile.
Before the new pinhole technique, treatment was generally expensive and involves painful grafting. The new treatment we are discovering today takes very little recovery time, involves no stiches, and has no scalpel.
Each time you visit your local dentist or periodontist you hear this voice in your head wishing that your next appointment will be better – without your gums bleeding excess blood or buildup of tar tar around your tooth because well, that is just embarrassing! And yes, periodontists DO KNOW the reasons behind all your dental activities.
Wishing that your next appointment will be better is easy but it actually having a better dental or periodontal visit needs some improvements in your daily routine.