Dental Crown Considerations

Dental Crown Considerations

When you get dental crowns, you may be wondering how it can affect any other dental treatments you may need in the future. If you are worried about your crown, or whether it will affect other dental procedures, here are a few dental crown considerations to keep in mind.

Dental Crown Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening will not affect crowns. If you have a cavity, it is recommended not to whiten your teeth while the cavity is active. What you have to keep in mind, though, is that if you have several teeth that have crowns and other teeth that you want to whiten, the crowns are not going to whiten as well as the other teeth will.

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Dental Crown Considerations for Root Canals

Some dentists prefer to perform root canals on patients before they install crowns. This is not the philosophy of our office, though; we like to avoid the root canal if at all possible. Our office always tries to install crowns without root canals if they are not needed right away.

Dental Crown Considerations for Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is when your dentist uses a bonding agent to place a white filling made of composite resin that look just like teeth. We fill a tooth with the resin, giving the appearance that the original tooth has regrown. Bonded teeth are treated just as other teeth are; the patient’s responsibility is to brush them, floss them, and keep them clean.  Larger fillings require a crown to be installed on the outer surface. Smaller fillings have a duration resembling that of a silver filling, though dental bonding does not create the discoloration typical of silver fillings.

Douglas Hamill DDS is an experienced Buffalo dentist who has been serving the Western New York community for almost 20 years. If you have any questions about dental crowns, contact our office for a free consultation. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with comfortable dentistry that brings a smile to your face.

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