Thank you Lincoln Elementary School for allowing me to visit your classrooms for National Children's Dental Health Month! I had so much fun teaching you all about keeping your smiles healthy! Thank you for the poster, thank you cards & beautiful notes! You all touched my heart!

Jenni
Hygienist at Fresno Smile Makeovers, Sam Namdarian DMD

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Fact: Do you know that 80 percent of the microbial infections in our body are initiated by bacterial growth in form of plaque? We have always thought that unicellular organisms have no social life! They actually team up, and form collective network called Biofilms. Their structure is much elaborated which enables them to get the nutrients in and the waste out. They are densely packed and can secret toxins. The complex and diverse architecture of biofilms has led to this idea that they are cooperative groups. They cause a number of chronic infections and diseases. The most well-known and studied biofilm bacteria is on teeth and gum, which leads to periodontal disease. Hundreds of microbial plaque colonize in the human mouth, causing tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a biofilm on the surfaces of the teeth. The accumulation of microorganisms establishes biofilm that exposes the teeth and gingival tissues to high concentrations of bacterial metabolites, which results in dental disease.

What happens if the plaque is not removed?
Failing to remove plaque can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventually to more serious health issues. Plaque that is allowed to remain on teeth can harden into a destructive substance called tartar around the gum line. You can not remove the tartar by brushing; it must be cleaned by your dentist or dental hygienist. The bacteria in plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. This form of gum disease can deteriorate into a more serious condition called periodontitis, which causes bone loss, and if it is left untreated, can lead to teeth loss.
When was the last time you had a dental cleaning?

A professional cleaning by your dentist or hygienist is very important. This simple procedure should be part of your oral health care regimen to prevent teeth decay (cavities), and gum disease. The cleaning or dental prophylaxis needs to be done regularly.

For more information about dental Plaque, please visit the patient education section of our website:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/…/oral-health-probl…/plaque/
Also you can watch videos on our website: http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/dental-videos/
Click on dental videos and find the gum health section.
Fresno Smile Makeovers, Sam Namdarian DMD

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Every time you visit your dentist, you know the one question he is sure to ask, “Have you been flossing regularly?” It is important to understand that brushing alone cannot clean all of the surfaces of each tooth. Each tooth has five surfaces and the toothbrush can only access three of them, so by flossing you are able to reach the areas that normal brushing cannot access.
People might think that flossing does not do anything significant. Obviously, the bacteria in your mouth are very small which the naked eye cannot see. But believe me, they are between your teeth right now. Overnight the bacteria will reproduce to create more than a million cells from the original cell! By proper flossing, you will remove 40% of the sticky bacteria or plaque from your teeth. As you can see in this real radiograph (X-ray), dental decay has developed due to lack of flossing.

For more information please visit our website:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/patient-education/dental-care/flossing/

Also under the oral hygiene tab you can find "How to Floss" video:
http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/dental-videos/

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Yes, of course you do have “TMJ” (temporomandibular joint), actually I have two of those : ). People often say “oh, I have TMJ” instead of “TMJ disorder.” TMJ is a joint in our body like our knees. It is somewhat hard to determine why people develop TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can cause symptoms, such as jaw pain, headache, and restrictions in jaw opening. People with TMJ problem tend to clench and grind their teeth.
If you have experience any of these symptoms please call our dental office to help you treat and alleviate the pain.
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Eva Grayzel, a professional interactive performance artist, was diagnosed with late-stage oral cancer at age 33 and told she had a 15 percent chance of survival. After she was cured, she started a Six-Step Screening, to raise public awareness about the early signs of oral cancer.
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth.
The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure.
All dentists must perform an examination of your mouth during a routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer.
In the United States approximately 36,500 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year and about 7,900 will die from the disease.
Check out for these signs:
Chronic sore throat with or without swelling
Alterations to the color, and texture of mouth tissue
Lump in the neck area
Persistent painful swallowing
Six Steps to a Thorough Oral Cancer Screening
http://www.evagrayzel.com/about/six-step-screening
Click on link below to see the self-exam sheet.
http://www.sixstepscreening.org/wp-co…/uploads/Self-Exam.pdf

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The following are before and after photos of our dental office as it underwent an extensive remodel. To better serve our patients' needs, we have added 5 dental chairs to our original 4. It took 11 months to complete, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome!
Now, with more advanced dental equipments, we can perform better dentistry.
It is an honor and joy for our dental team to give you a better service in a professional friendly environment.
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On behalf of all of us here at Fresno Smile Makeovers we would like to thank our amazing guests for joining the celebration of our remodeled office! Additional thanks to Invisalign, Benco Dental, #Patterson, Frontier Dental Laboratories, and Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Clinic for your continued support!
 



 

 Fresno, California --Excellence in Dentistry is the name of the game for Dr. Sam Namdarian and Dr. Ellen Cho who have been working with their superior team of dental hygienists at Fresno Smile Makeovers for close to seven years. Together they understand the importance of providing a top notch and stress free dental experience. Among the improvements in the recently remodeled office include dental chairs with a relaxing massage feature. The digital  X ray sensor rids the patient of the dreaded bitewing x-ray film that has too often elicited even the most dormant patient gag reflex.
 
Additionally recent technology has been upgraded at the location in order to allow for digital teeth impressions through a high tech scanner called the "Itero". The "Itero" is also used when impressions are needed for bridgework, crowns or clear braces( Invisalign). Dr. Namdarian is highly trained and experienced in all facets of modern dentistry and is a premier provider for Invisalign. This expertise can only come from the experience he has gained by working on almost 300 Invisalign patients with great success. With the implementation of laser gum surgery, minor procedures can be performed in the office in order to treat minor gum disease by disinfecting the gum. These laser techniques can be used to complete full mouth reconstruction as needed under the well qualified direction of Dr. Namdarian. His experience brings a whole new level of confidence to the smile makeover experience.
 
Fresno residents are encouraged to attend the open house in order to learn more about the newly remodeled facility at Fresno Smile Makeovers located at: Fresno Smile Makeovers 7770 N Fresno St. # 105, Fresno, CA 93720. Come experience the professional and inviting atmosphere that has been linked to the success of this burgeoning dentistry operation for almost seven years as Dr. Namdarian and his associate Dr Ellen Cho have brought the practice to a whole new level of high quality customer care. Residents who attend the open house have the chance to win an opportunity to improve their smile, free of charge, if awarded a door prize. The door prizes include two in office ZOOM teeth whitening procedures. For more information about the dental services offered at Fresno Smile Makeovers visit the website at: http://fresnosmilemakeovers.com/. Those interested can also call the office directly at (559) 431-1772. For attending the open house, please RSVP.

Do you think , just A LITTLE BIT of gum bleeding after brushing or flossing is normal?
Please comment below with your Yes or No answer!

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Some researchers have developed some techniques to grow the stem cells to resemble brain cells. The idea is to use dental pulp stem cells for post-stroke patients. The dental pulp is located in the center of a tooth. It is made of living connective tissue and special cells called, odontoblasts. It consists of nerves and blood vessels. The treatment needs to be administered within hours of the stroke. The researchers have shown that the stem cells originated from teeth can grow and develop into networks the way the brain cells do. The cells still do not grow into complete nerve cells, but researchers are very hopeful to get to a point that they would be able to make full neurons. They place the cells into an environment which is very similar to a normal brain environment. If successful, treatment for stroke patients could be done months or even years after suffering the stroke.

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Crooked teeth make it harder for us to brush all surfaces of our teeth. For this reason, food and sugar will remained between two teeth. Obviously, it will lead you to periodontal disease, and also may usually cause a lot of health issues in the early future. Invisible braces is one of the best answers to fix your crooked teeth which we call it “Invisalign” treatment. You can see the result even in 3 months after wearing Invisalign trays, but it would depends on how crooked your teeth is.

A new study in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that red wine and a grape seed extract would limit the growing of cavities. This can be a natural product that protect teeth against dental disease. Dental caries also known as tooth decay or a cavity, is an infection caused by bacteria. This starts as demineralization and causes destruction of the teeth. The very new research group grew a variety of bacteria, which they are source of tooth decay, and then dipped them in red wine with or without alcohol, and red wine spiked with grape seed extract. The result proved this idea that these two type of wines could thwart cavities, and slow down the bacterial growth for a while. Obviously, the tooth needs more dental care and filling to stop the dental caries permanently.

Veneer

April 16, 2014 | Posted Dentistry | Be the first one to comment.

A porcelain laminate veneer is a thin layer of dental ceramic material that is fixed to the outer surface of a tooth with a special resin adhesive. Veneers essentially replace tooth enamel. They enhance teeth cosmetically by masking a variety of minor to moderate dental imperfections. Working with dentists to pick an appropriate shade of porcelain, dental technicians can skillfully replicate natural enamel. Veneers do not stain the way teeth do, and can last seven to 20 years or even longer. That's because porcelain is hard, strong, durable, translucent in an attractive, glass-like way, and highly resistant to chemical attack.
What Can Veneers Do?
• Change the color of badly stained teeth
• Cover minor cracks in teeth
• Restore chipped teeth
• Close minor to moderate spaces
• Correct minor bite problems
• Build up teeth that have been worn down by grinding habits
• Compensate for excessive gum tissue
What Can't Veneers Do?
• Attach to insufficient tooth structure
• Compensate for asymmetrical gum tissue
What Is the Process of Restoring Teeth with Veneers?
If your dentist determines you are a good candidate for veneers, you can expect the process to take about two to three visits (including the initial consultation) over one to three weeks depending on whether the dental laboratory is in-house or not. The best way for your dentist to begin the process of designing your new smile is to create a model of your teeth, and then use it to make a provisional set of veneers out of plastic. You can actually wear these for up to two weeks to see if you like the effect. Once you and your dentist agree on the form and the shade of your veneers, specifications are sent to a dental laboratory. There, skilled technicians will mix porcelain powder with water, form it around a mold of your teeth, and bake it in an oven. Several layers are built up to mimic the translucency of real enamel.

Before the veneer is bonded to the tooth, a small amount of the tooth's surface — 1 mm or less — is usually removed in a process known as reduction. This often requires local anesthetic. There is, however, a relatively new procedure requiring no tooth reduction, referred to as the no-drill or prepless porcelain veneer. While veneers are most effective with minimal reduction (also called minimal prep), prepless veneers have the advantage of being reversible. But they are not appropriate in all situations.
There is no substitute for your dentist's talent and expertise in the various cosmetic techniques and materials. These skills — combined with a clear understanding of your goals and a diagnosis based on a thorough evaluation — are critical to assure the successful result of a beautiful smile.
How Do You Care for Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are strong enough to withstand normal flossing and brushing with any non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste; they should be cared for in the same manner as completely natural teeth. However, porcelain is a glass and like all glass, veneers can shatter if bent. Within reason, you can eat almost anything with veneers, but you wouldn't want to crack nuts against them or chew on bones. And if you grind your teeth at night, you may need to wear a night guard to protect your veneers.
This is an excerpt from original article.
Published in www.aacd.com and www.deardoctor.com
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Remember, too much of anything is not good. More than three times brushing in a day may cause to remove enamel and make dental concerns in early future.

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At the start of every New Year, millions of Americans resolve to improve their health, with weight loss, exercise, and healthier eating habits topping many resolution lists.
According to the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, weight loss was the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for Americans in both 2012 and 2013. Further, a 2011 study from the independent market research firm Market data Enterprises, “The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market,” showed that Americans spent nearly $61 billion on weight loss products in 2011.
Some of that money goes to companies that create and promote these products, which include juice cleanses, diet drinks, energy bars, sports drinks, and meal replacement shakes. Consumers are easily enticed by promises that make getting healthy seem both easy and delicious.
However, health professionals warn, many of these products fail to produce permanent weight loss or health benefits, and some of these diets and products actually may be harmful to a person’s health—including his or her oral health.
Diet sodas
Meal replacement drinks aren’t the only method that some Americans use to drop a few extra pounds. Many seeking to reduce calories often turn to diet soft drinks. Compared to regular, sugar-sweetened sodas, which contain about 140 calories per 12 ounces, zero-calorie diet drinks may seem like an attractive alternative. Unfortunately, carbonated drinks, whether sweetened with sugar or sugar substitutes, are often highly acidic (with a pH of approximately 2.7), which, dentists know, means that their chronic consumption can cause serious damage to oral health.
What many people don’t know is that citric and phosphoric acids—which are used as flavor enhancers and preservatives in soda—can severely damage their teeth.
All general dentists have patients who consume diet sodas, and many know that oral health problems arise when patients drink these acidic beverages all day long, effectively bathing the oral cavity in acid without a break.
Energy and sports drinks
Inundated with sophisticated marketing campaigns, many people have eschewed soda in favor of energy and sports drinks—drinks they believe are healthier alternatives. According to the Jan. 29, 2013, report “Energy Drinks and Shots: U.S. Market Trends,” from Packaged Facts (a division of Market Research Group LLC), energy drinks are the fastest-growing segment of the beverage industry, with sales of more than $12.5 billion in 2012. They are especially popular among teenagers and young adults, who believe the drinks help them stay awake or perform better physically. Many add them to their diet when they start ambitious exercise regimens. Whether they are diet or sugar-sweetened, these drinks tend to be highly acidic.
The challenge of diagnosis
The oral health effects of some weight loss products and health trends may cause difficulty during diagnosis and treatment planning. For dentists, one of the principal challenges in treating erosion from these substances is early detection. As a complicated, multifactorial event, erosion can be difficult to detect visually, especially in its early stages, when changes may be subtle.
Preventive care, patient education
Diet and its effects on dental health are a growing concern for dentists, many of whom have witnessed the destructive effects of popular diet fads and drinks on their patients’ teeth.
If a dentist does learn that a patient’s diet includes highly acidic food or drinks, whether related to dieting products or not, the dentist can help that patient avoid serious problems by providing information and advice. Because a surprising number of patients are unaware of the dangers that acids pose to their teeth, telling them about these risks and suggesting alternatives, such as switching from diet soda to plain water, can go a long way to preventing damage and improving oral health. Further, general dentists who are educated about these various diet methods and products will have a better idea of what their patients are actually consuming.

This is an excerpt from original article.
Author: Claire Altschuler
Published in AGD Impact, 2014
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Let your smile change the world
Don't let the world change your smile.

Smile

February 17, 2014 | Posted Quote of week | Be the first one to comment.

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.

~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

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Did you know that?
With Invisalign you will have…
- Corrected Malocclusion
- Straight Teeth
- No Metal Brackets
- Decreased Risk of Abnormal Teeth Wear and Trauma
- More Self Confidence
- Esthetic Result
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Tips on having healthy teeth:
- Check-up and cleaning your teeth at least twice a year with your dentist routinely.
- Having a good nutrition diet including calcium (milk, plain yogurt and cheese) and vitamin C (fruits and vegetable)
- Brush and floss twice a day (especially after each meal or snack)

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Research attempting to establish the connection between oral health and other medical conditions has made steady improvement and can now show links to several chronic medical conditions, proving the impact of good oral health on overall health. One of the newest areas of research concern the impact on dementia, Alzheimer's Disease.
The study concluded that an inflammatory burden early in life, which could include periodontal disease, might have severe consequences later, potentially adding inflammatory processes such as periodontal disease to the list of preventable risk factors for periodontal disease.
A more recent study, suggests that another risk factor, bacteria (Treponema denticola, Tannerella forsythia, and Porphyromonas gingivalis and/or bacterial components) linked to periodontal disease, may play a role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Although the results were not definitive, they were encouraging and confirm that LPS from periodontal bacteria are able to access and AD brain during life. The revelation that a known, oral pathogen is able to enter the bloodstream, finding its way to and residing in the brain suggests an inflammatory role in AD pathology. At this time, it is only an association and not a cause.
The exact cause of AD remains unknown. Alzheimer's and periodontal disease appears more prolific as individual ages, which, with more time and research, could show a stronger connection rather than a simple association.

Reference: Inflammation linked to Alzheimer's Disease, Gatz, M PhD et al.
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What kind of toothpaste do you need to buy?

Nowadays, you can find many types of toothpaste at your grocery store or pharmacy. Sometimes, it is hard to pick the right one. Choosing a good one needs some specialty. types of toothpaste include:
Tartar control
Tartar-control toothpastes may contain sodium pyrophosphate which helps to keep tartar from forming on teeth or better yet, sodium hexametaphosphate, which helps prevent tartar and stain, above the gum line. But if you already have stubborn tartar, tartar control toothpaste won’t remove it-you’ll need a professional cleaning from your dental hygienist.
Antimicrobial
Antimicrobial toothpastes may contain stannous fluoride, an antibacterial agent that also provides anti-cavity and sensitivity benefits.
Whitening
Whitening toothpastes contain chemical or abrasive ingredients to help remove and/or prevent stains from forming on the teeth. When used regularly, whitening toothpastes can reduce the appearance of stains and make your teeth look whiter.
"Reference: Colgate"
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Invisalign is the clear path to straighter teeth and a more confident smile.

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Do you know what to do if you lose a tooth in an accident, fall, or fight? Doctors can replace a knocked-out tooth, but only if you act quickly. First, find the loose tooth. Pick it up by the top part, and don’t touch the roots. Second, rinse the tooth with milk. Don’t use tap water, soap, or chemicals because they could cause harm. Third, keep the tooth from getting dry. If possible, put the tooth back in its socket. If you cannot do this, store it in milk or keep it between your tongue and cheek, taking care not to swallow it. Finally, go as quickly as possible to a dentist’s office or an emergency room. If more than an hour or so passes, your tooth will become unusable.

Patients often ask “What is a veneer?”

A dental veneer is not to be confused with a full coverage crown. You can read a brief description of a crown here:
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Veneers are a possible treatment option for:
• Improvement of the esthetics of a patient’s natural teeth which may have been altered due to:
o Tooth/teeth darkening in color after a root canal treatment
o Tooth/teeth color change after incurring a dental trauma
o Stains from pharmaceuticals such as tetracycline
• Close spaces between teeth
• Protect teeth from additional wear/ cover worn down teeth
• Repair chipped/fractured/broken teeth
• Create uniformity for teeth that are misaligned, irregularly shaped, and uneven
• Smile Makeover

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Baking Soda

February 03, 2014 | Posted Health | Be the first one to comment.

Does Baking Soda Whiten Teeth?
 
Baking soda is a common household product that has many uses around the home, from eliminating smells to cleaning carpets. Now, baking soda can be found in many toothpastes and teeth-whitening products. Using it to remove stains from teeth is common practice. But does baking soda whiten teeth, really? It does an excellent job at removing surface stains, but you should proceed with caution to prevent damage to your enamel.
Home Remedies to Whiten Teeth
How can a simple mixture of equal parts baking soda and water whiten teeth? Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is composed of a chemical compound that makes it a great mild abrasive. It is this same abrasiveness that effectively removes surface stains from your teeth and make them appear whiter. However, if your goal is to remove deeper, older stains, then baking soda will not be as effective. You will need to see your dentist or use a product that was specifically created for whitening teeth.
Caution
If you're considering using this method to help whiten your teeth, you need to be aware of possible side effects. With continual use, you could cause damage to the enamel that coats your teeth. In addition, baking soda doesn't contain fluoride, which helps strengthen teeth and prevent dental cavities, so you will still need to use regular toothpaste. If you have braces that contain orthodontic glue or use a permanent retainer, don't brush with baking soda. It will soften the glue.
Who doesn't want a beautiful, bright smile free of stains? Getting that smile shouldn't be at the expense of the health of your teeth. For a safer alternatives, you should seek teeth whitening services from your dentist.(An article by Colgate's Oral Care resources).

Health

February 03, 2014 | Posted Health | Be the first one to comment.

What's the single biggest source of calories for Americans? White bread? Big Macs? Or Sodas?. The average American drinks about two cans of the stuff every day. "But I drink diet soda," you say. "With no calories or sugar, it's the perfect alternative for weight watchers... Right?"

Unfortunately, diet soda is more in vogue than ever. Kids consume the stuff at more than double the rate of last decade, according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Among adults, consumption has grown almost 25%.
But knowing these 3 side effects of drinking diet soda may help you kick the can for good.
Rotting Teeth
With a pH of 3.2, diet soda is very acidic. (As a point of reference, the pH of battery acid is 1. Water is 7.) The acid is what readily dissolves enamel, and just because a soda is diet doesn't make it acid-light. Adults who drink three or more sodas a day have worse dental health, says a University of Michigan analysis of dental checkup data. Soda drinkers had far greater decay, more missing teeth, and more fillings.
Obesity
You read that right: Diet soda doesn't help you lose weight after all. A University of Texas Health Science Center study found that the more diet sodas a person drank, the greater their risk of becoming overweight. Downing just two or more cans a day increased waistlines by 500%. Why? Artificial sweeteners can disrupt the body's natural ability to regulate calorie intake based on the sweetness of foods, suggested an animal study from Purdue University. That means people who consume diet foods might be more likely to overeat, because your body is being tricked into thinking it's eating sugar, and you crave more.
Kidney Problems
Here's something else about your diet soda: It might be bad for your kidneys. In an 11-year-long Harvard Medical School study of more than 3,000 women, researchers found that diet cola is associated with a two-fold increased risk for kidney decline. Kidney function started declining when women drank more than two sodas a day. Even more interesting: Since kidney decline was not associated with sugar-sweetened sodas, researchers suspect that the diet sweeteners are responsible.

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Invisalign

February 03, 2014 | Posted Invisalign | Be the first one to comment.

Ever wanted to get your teeth straightened but were afraid it might hurt or cost too much?
Our office now offers Invisalign® – the exciting new way to straighten your teeth without braces

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Invisalign

February 03, 2014 | Posted Invisalign | Be the first one to comment.

Want Straight, Healthy Teeth and a Confident Smile?
Invisalign can be your path to clearly beautiful pearly whites

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Dental Crown

February 03, 2014 | Posted Dentistry | Be the first one to comment.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
1.To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
2. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left.
3. To hold a dental bridge in place.
4.To cover damaged or severely discolored teeth.
5.To cover a dental implant.
6.To make a cosmetic modification.
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