Erin N. Macko, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions: Dental Crowns

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We provide many quality dental treatments and services to our patients. Your dental health is our highest priority, and our care and advice can help guide you through a lifetime of bright and healthy smiles.

In order to better serve you, we've included a list of commonly-asked questions below.   

Dental Crowns

  1. There are several factors used to determine whether removable dentures, fixed (cemented) bridges, or implants are the best tooth replacement option for you. We use in-depth examination and analysis to determine which treatment method is best for your dental health and your smile. We will then make recommendations based on our analysis, providing a thorough explanation and answering all your questions and concerns.

To find out more about our denture and crown services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.    

We offer several effective cosmetic treatments that can drastically improve the quality of your smile. Our bonding, teeth whitening implant-supported tooth replacements, tooth-colored restorations and complete and partial denture services are available to anyone looking for a brighter and fuller set of teeth.   

We also deliver high quality preventive and diagnostic services to help to you maintain a clean, healthy, beautiful and long-lasting smile.

A lost crown is generally not a serious emergency, but if you still have it, you should get it recemented. The sooner you do this the better. The absence of a protective crown can lead to increased sensitivity and pain.

If you were able to find the missing crown, store it in a safe place until you are able to see the dentist. You may also try to reapply the crown using a store-bought denture adhesive, usually thinned with water. If it seems to stay in securely , this is still a very temporary solution; you don't want to swallow it (don't chew on it).

Though only a temporary solution, this can provide protection to your tooth and limit sensitivity and pain until your next appointment. Meanwhile, if you can brush it comfortably do so, making sure you do this without toothpaste, which can irritate it.     

For esthetics, especially of the front teeth, all-porcelain crowns would be the best option, but some patients (eg. those who clench or have very worn teeth) may need the stronger porcelain-veneered-over-gold crowns. Even gold crowns are excellent when the tooth is not visible.

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