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A dental crown is a relatively common dental restoration solution that is used by Dr. Gregory Dvorak to address any number of dental issues. It is essentially a replica of a tooth’s tooth enamel layer. They are commonly made from porcelain, gold, or a metallic alloy.

Crowns are most often called for to repair a tooth suffering from a large or otherwise untreated cavity. This can also include a tooth that has lost a filling. They can also be used as part of a root canal treatment.

Many dental fractures are also treated with a crown. Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t experience heightened sensitivity, you should still have the fractured tooth restored to prevent a new cavity from forming.

Porcelain crowns can be used for the cosmetic restoration of a tooth that has suffered a small fracture or chip. This is especially helpful for a tooth that is in your smile that lacks sufficient enamel to mount a dental veneer.

The material that your dentist recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth as well as its primary function.

If you have a tooth in need of treatment or restoration, you should call 952-758-3003 to have it examined and treated at New Prague Gentle Dental Care.