Crowns on front teeth due to wear from grinding

Crowns on front teeth due to wear from grinding.

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, Build-Up, 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 needed to save a tooth. This tooth had a large silver filling with a crack running down the...