Posts for tag: dental crowns

By North Main Dental Inc
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dentists use dental crowns for a variety of dental treatments. Typically used to give damaged teeth extra support or to conceal dental flaws like crooked teeth, crowns offer a number of different benefits to your oral health and appearance. Here at North Main Dental Inc in Dayton, OH, your dentists, Drs. James Shepler and Jamie Shepler, use these restorations for the following reasons:

  • Dental crowns can instantly straighten and whiten your teeth because they can effectively cover any cosmetic flaws.
  • Dental crowns can offer symmetry and balance to your misshapen smile, particularly if you have severely damaged teeth.
  • Implant-supported dental bridges and crowns can provide a better appearance over more traditional tooth replacement options. This is because they function like natural teeth and are less likely to move since they’re joined to synthetic roots.
  • When combined with other relevant dental procedures, dental crowns can help alleviate the symptoms of damaged teeth, including pain, sensitivity, halitosis or bad breath, inflammation, abscess, and fever.
  • If your damaged tooth has enough remaining healthy structure that can serve as a solid foundation, a dental crown will suffice so you won’t need to have your tooth extracted. Your dentist in Dayton, OH, can reshape your damaged tooth or get rid of the decayed parts so that it can support a dental crown.
  • Having crooked teeth could interfere with your bite, causing TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition usually causes headaches, premature tooth wear, and general discomfort/pain. Dental crowns could help your lower and upper teeth meet properly, resulting in a perfect bite.
  • Implant-supported dental crowns could likewise help in preventing jawbone loss by exercising your jawbone through the synthetic titanium or ceramic tooth root.

Need dental work? Give us a call

Concerned about your oral health? Drs. James and Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental Inc. can advise you on whether you’re an ideal candidate for dental crowns and other dental procedures relevant to your specific case. Contact our office in Dayton, OH, at (937) 275-0076 to schedule an appointment.

By North Main Dental Inc
May 22, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Protect a damaged tooth from further damage by getting a dental crown.

Has one of our Dayton, OH, dentists, Drs. James and Jamie Shepler, told you that you need a dental crown? Read on to learn more about dental-crownsthis treatment, why they are placed, and what they can do for you!


What is a dental crown?

A crown is a custom-made restoration that is created to resemble the crown of a real tooth. In order to create a restoration that looks just like a natural tooth, a dental lab will use durable tooth-colored material such as porcelain or ceramic to craft your crown. A crown is also hollow, allowing it to completely fit over the visible portion of a tooth to protect it.


Why is a dental crown needed?

Your Dayton, OH, general dentist may recommend that you get a dental crown if you are dealing with,

  • A weak tooth
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • A large dental filling that can no longer support the structure of a tooth
  • A tooth that is severely worn down
  • A discolored or misshapen tooth
  • A missing tooth (crowns are placed over implants and also hold dental bridges in place)

A dental crown is a commonly used restoration and can last up to 15 years or even longer with the proper care. Since crowns are custom-made to fit over your teeth, you will find it easy to chew, bite down, and speak with your new crown!


How is a crown placed?

Before getting a dental crown we will need to shave down a substantial portion of the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. To reduce any sensitivity you may experience during the reshaping process, our dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with local anesthesia.

Once the teeth are prepped, a picture of the teeth is digitally scanned into a computer. The scan is then sent to a dental lab where they will design and fabricate a crown to fit perfectly over your tooth. Once your crown has been made, you will return to our office so that we can remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent one in its place.


Contact us today!

Are you wondering if your smile could be improved by simply getting a dental crown? If you want to sit down with one of our Dayton, OH, family dentists at North Main Dental to discuss your restorative dentistry options, then call our office today at (937) 275-0076 to schedule an appointment!

By North Main Dental Inc
May 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

When it comes to smile repair and improvement, popular cosmetic procedures like professional teeth whitening and veneers are often the first thing to come to mind. But if your teeth have been damaged by extensive tooth decay or trauma, dental crowns are the perfect option to both strengthen and improve the tooth's function, and make your smile look better than ever in the process. The dentists at North Main Dental Inc., Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler, offer cosmetic, general, and emergency dental services in Dayton, OH.

A Stronger and Healthier Smile with Dental Crowns in Dayton, OH

Crowns have been a staple of dentistry since the primitive days of the profession, and they have endured because they are one of the most reliable and effective methods for preserving and saving a badly decayed or damaged tooth, while also improving the cosmetic quality of your smile. Other uses for dental crowns include:

  • Change the size/shape of a cracked or broken tooth
  • Replace tooth surface and function lost to decay
  • Replace a missing tooth
  • Strengthen teeth weakened by wear and tear or trauma from an accident

Crowns are a great option if you are looking for a durable, affordable, and minimally invasive option for some of the most common dental problems.

Get Whiter Teeth

Did you know that some types of dental stains do not respond to surface whitening products? Although lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking coffee or red wine are among the most common culprits for dull, discolored teeth, some dental stains are caused by trauma or as a side effect to certain medications, which develop at the dentin layer below the enamel. This type of stain (known as intrinsic) usually requires treatment with a veneer or dental crown to cover the tooth.

Find a Dentist in Dayton, OH

To learn more about dental crowns and other dentistry services, contact North Main Dental Inc. by calling (937) 275-0076 to schedule an appointment with Drs. James or Jamie Shepler today.

By North Main Dental Inc
February 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

The first thing that most people see when you meet them is your smile. This is something that can invite them to get to know you or give dental crownsthem the impression that you don’t want to be approached. Hiding your smile is going to change the way that many people view you. This might affect meeting a new friend, spouse or getting that job that you really want. Dr. James Shepler, your Dayton, OH dentist at North Main Dental Inc., can help you find solutions with dental crowns.

What Dental Crowns Can Do for Your Smile

Dental crowns are a process of changing your smile by keeping your current natural teeth functional for longer and providing an appearance that is beautiful. Teeth that are still well attached, but perhaps starting to deteriorate, crack or that are discolored can be saved by using crowns. Your Dayton dentist can create crowns that fit your teeth perfectly and put them over your natural teeth. The dental professional will make a mold of your natural teeth to be crowned, create the crowns and then prepare the natural teeth for application. The natural teeth may need to have a bit removed in order to allow for the crowns to fit naturally. Additionally, the natural teeth may be scored or treated to allow the crowns to adhere properly to the teeth.

You can save your natural teeth if you seek help early on. Make sure that you find time to visit with your Dayton, OH dentist and get all of the facts and options laid out for you. Dental crowns are an excellent way to save your teeth and get the smile that you have always wanted. Call North Main Dental Inc. today before your teeth are damaged further. Just call at (937) 275-0076 to make an appointment.