Smile enhanced with crowns and a bridge

Smile enhanced with crowns and a bridge

Crowns aren’t just for kings! Below is an example of a smile we recently enhanced with a mixture of crowns and a bridge. Teeth are covered with enamel, which is the hardest natural substance in our bodies. Despite this, the mouth is a tough environment. Pressure, food/drink, and time combined can cause teeth to wear,…

Dental crowns on front teeth

Dental crowns on worn front teeth

Recently I had the privilege of helping a patient whose front teeth were chipping and becoming thin and worn from grinding. She has a night guard but has a difficult time wearing it, as some people do. The concern was that if the wear continues, her teeth may become extremely short and/or wear through into...

How are crowns made?

People may wonder why crowns cost so much more money than fillings. This is mainly because of the amount of time and expense that goes into making them, which I will try to illustrate with a few pictures. As I touched on the in the previous post, a crown is a restoration that goes completely...

What is a Root Canal, Buildup, and Crown?

What is a root canal, buildup, and crown? This was a case I treated at my Birmingham, Alabama office that (I hope) illustrates a very common situation (a tooth needing a root canal, buildup, and crown) and an explanation of why all those things are sometimes needed to save a tooth. This tooth had a...