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A lot of people end up needing a dental crown at some point in their life. Due to tooth decay, poor oral health, or other problems outside of their control, some people can’t avoid this popular restorative dentistry method.

However, many people don’t know what dental crowns are, or what they’re supposed to do. Our team here at Sterling Dental in Sarasota, Florida, put this piece together to help you understand dental crowns a bit better.

What are they?

Crowns are essentially just what they sound like – they’re a ‘crown’ for your teeth. When the biting surface of your tooth is damaged, or your tooth decays to the point where most of it isn’t salvageable through a filling, it’s likely that Dr. Gregory J. Brandau will recommend a dental crown to restore the look, feel, and function of your tooth.

How do they work?

When you get a crown, the affected tooth will actually be ground away to form what’s called an abutment. The abutment is then prepared to hold the crown – a ceramic tooth that looks just like all the other teeth in your mouth – is then cemented in place.

The crown will restore the function of all your teeth – and fill in any unsightly gaps in your smile. If you have any other questions, or want to see if a crown is right for you, call us today at 941-926-9888 to schedule an appointment.