Dental crowns from Hope Mills Dental are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth. They cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are also used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury, and to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.
Crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums. (Oral sedation, anyone?)
Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.
The most common types of crowns are:
- All-porcelain (ceramic)
Dental crowns are among the services provided at Hope Mills Dental. We offer our patients general and cosmetic dentistry, and because we know how hectic daily life can be, provide extended evening and weekend hours. Make an appointment with us today.
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