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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

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Do you have questions about your oral health or your treatment recommendations? That is excellent, because you should ask questions about your health!

At Stanford Dental, we consider ourselves your partners, and we’re here to help you make the right decisions for your dental needs. We welcome any questions you have, and we’re happy to answer them.

We’ve gathered a list of some of the questions that we hear the most and provided the answers for you here. If you don’t see your question, we encourage you to call our office and talk with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Stanford practices with the philosophy of microdentistry in mind. This means that he is looking for any signs of decay or damage to your tooth early on, which typically allows us to repair your tooth with a small filling rather than more extensive treatment.

With that said, there are some circumstances that require a dental crown if your tooth is decayed or damaged beyond what a filling can repair. Some of these situations are:

  • A tooth that has deep decay or is fractured
  • A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy
  • A tooth with a large old restoration to replace

Crowns are also used when we replace missing teeth, often as either the anchor to a bridge or attached to a dental implant. Because a crown is designed to protect your entire tooth from breaking and it restores your proper bite, it can restore your tooth more effectively than a filling in some circumstances.

State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

Dr. Stanford uses the highest quality dental materials and works with only the best dental laboratories in the area to make sure that your crown is durable, functional, and an esthetically pleasing complement to your smile.

If your tooth needs a crown, it’s important not to ignore or delay your treatment as it could result in an infection or further damage to your tooth.

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