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Dental Crowns - No Priceless Gems but Just as Valuable

If you're missing a tooth, you may be wondering if there are options to fix your smile. Lucky for you, dental crowns are easy and available, and will have you smiling in no time.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - NEW YORK, NY, July 23, 2008 - If you ever break a tooth, you'll understand completely!

Remember when you were a kid and lost a tooth? You were constantly sticking your tongue in the empty space. You just couldn't help yourself. It was as if your tongue were magnetically drawn to that smooth, empty hole in your mouth.

The same thing happens when you break a tooth. The difference is the spot isn't smooth or empty. Instead, there is a rough, sometimes sharp tooth sitting there that you can easily cut your tongue on while. You can't even talk or eat without the bottom of your tongue getting sore from moving back and forth over it. If there was just some way to cap that tooth so it wouldn't be so dangerous.

There is! It's called a dental crown. It won't be flashy like a 'grill' with gold or diamonds, but it will definitely resolve the tongue-cutting sharpness of the broken tooth. Here's how it works.

First, after numbing the area around the offending tooth, it is reshaped to make room for the crown. More precisely, to cap it off. It is just like putting a cap on your head. The cap doesn't sit on the tip top of your head; it fits down over your head. That is exactly what the dental crown will do.

Next, using dental putty, your dentist will take an impression of the area so a temporary crown can be fitted. The fit needs to be precise so the crown doesn't adversely affect your natural bite. In most cases, the temporary crown is fitted during this first visit. Moderately sticky dental glue is used to hold the temporary porcelain crown in place while the permanent crown is custom made. This process takes about two weeks. During this time, you will want to avoid sticky foods, chewing gum and hard foods so your temporary crown doesn't dislodge.

Finally, when your permanent custom-made porcelain dental crown is ready, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and use a very strong dental cement to place the new crown over the damaged tooth.

No more worries about your tongue getting cut on the sharp edges of your broken tooth. No more talking funny because your tongue is getting sore moving back and forth over the broken tooth.

Sure, it isn't as fancy as a crown of nobility. But it's just as valuable.

If you are considering a dental crown in New York City, Manhattan or Queens, please visit the website of Dr. Michael Iott & Associates today.

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