Build Strength Without a Gym: A Dental Crown Makes a Mighty Tooth

The tooth lifted the barbellThere’s one way to build strength without stepping foot in a gym: get the crown your dentist recommends. A crown restores the proper size and shape of your tooth after it has broken or decayed. It can also enhance the appearance of your smile. Most importantly, a crown provides strength.

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth and, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. This “encasement” stabilizes and strengthens a tooth better than crunches stabilize and strengthen your abs.

Crowns are made with all-gold, gold with a porcelain veneer or all-porcelain. Your dentist can help you decide which is best for you.

Placement of a crown is a two-step process. First, the tooth is prepared for the crown, then an impression is taken of the preparation and a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. About a week later, the final tooth crown is cemented.

Voila. Strength without visiting the gym! But remember, though a crown is mighty strong, you still need to take care of it with regular flossing and brushing to keep the bacteria at bay.

For more about your dental health, including quick and easy tips, download our free ebook 10 Secrets to Dental Health. Or, come in to see us! If you’re looking for a dentist in Milwaukee who cares about your comfort and overall health, make an appointment now.

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