According to statistics 35 million kids between the ages of 5 to 18 play organized sports each year. With sports comes injuries–1.35 million youths get injured playing sports annually, and 7 percent of those injuries are in the face. In fact, damage to the top two front teeth accounts for 90% of sports related injuries. If your child’s teeth get injured during sports Dr. Brad Greenfield of Lake Orion Family Dentistry explains what to do.
One Visit Crowns? How is this Possible?
A dental crown is essentially a cap placed over a tooth to restore strength, shape, girth, and appearance. Permanent crowns can be made of various metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all composite-resin, or all ceramic. The crown is cemented onto the tooth, providing a full encasement of the original part of the tooth that remains. Before that happens, however, many people are sent home from the dentist office with a temporary crown. Temporary crowns can be made of acrylic or stainless steel and serve as a one-size-fits-all protection of a tooth or filling awaiting a custom made permanent crown. Fortunately, technology is allowing dentists to provide patients with perfectly fitted crowns in one single visit. Dr. Brad Greenfield of Lake Orion Family Dentistry will share the basics regarding CEREC.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
- Reasons for which a patient might require a crown include some of the following:
- To protect a tooth weakened from decay or injury
- To hold together the parts of cracked teeth which are in danger of breaking completely Continue reading