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Alan Paul Friz, DDS | Crowns and Inlays in Huntingburg

Family and Implant Dentistry of Huntingburg, LLC

 

1411 N Chestnut Street                                                         
Huntingburg, IN 47542                                                         
812-683-5810                                                          

 

Crowns and Inlays

 

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Crowns

Over time our teeth can weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If, upon examination, Dr. Friz notices that a tooth is decayed, seems weakened/cracked, or has broken, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

 
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                         Before Crown

Alan Paul Friz, DDS in Huntingburg IN

                   After Crown is placed 

 

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is the best option as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.  If you are looking for a long lasting crown, go for the gold!  Dr. Friz has patients on record with gold crowns and inlays that were placed in the mid 1960's and the 1970's [by Dr. Don Windmiller] which are not only still functional, but look as good as the day they were placed.

The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped  so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, an impression will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This impression will be sent to a dental lab where your new crown can be made.  Your tooth will be fitted with a temporary crown until your custom crown is ready.

The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be custom made at the dental lab and returned to Dr. Friz. At this time you will have another appointment to place  the custom crown. You may  again need to have a local anesthetic to numb the area.  The crown will be placed using a dental cement to ensure the crown stays in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see that your old smile is back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.

 

 

Alan Paul Friz, DDS in Huntingburg IN

 

 

Alan Paul Friz, DDS in Huntingburg IN

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