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Dental Crowns Treatment Orleans

Protect Your Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns

A crown is a popular, conventional type of dental restoration that has been around for a very, very long time. It is designed to completely cover ("cap") and protect a tooth that has been seriously compromised by either trauma, disease or decay. Historically, crowns were made of metal, usually  gold, that made them strong and long-lasting. Today, a ceramic material resembling natural tooth enamel is used instead. It performs as well as its metallic counterpart, but is esthetically much more appealing since it can be perfectly matched with the color of the surrounding teeth. This makes the restoration virtually invisible to the untrained eye. One disadvantage of the dental crown is the extent of tooth preparation (reduction) it requires. This reduction in size is permanent and means that the tooth in question will always have to be covered and protected by its "cap".