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By Joseph E. Touhalisky, DDS
September 24, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Our adult teeth can last us a lifetime if properly maintained. Family dentists can now correct oral concerns with the proper instruments and skills. Crowns are just one of many such tools. Dr. Joseph Touhalisky practices family dentistry for adults and children, serving the Findlay, OH, area. With his years of expertise, he will be your guide in restoring your smile.

Patients that have been working to maintain their dentition may find that their teeth may need crowns. Their teeth may be very decayed or otherwise damaged. Crowns are material that is placed on top of the tooth to help protect it. Check out the benefits of getting crowns below:

  • Protecting a tooth after a root canal

A root canal is needed when the soft tissue inside the root of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can spread into the gum tissue.

  • Hold a damaged tooth together

A tooth that is split or cracked may need assistance in maintaining its integrity.

  • Increase the durability of a tooth

There are certain cases when the tooth is weak or worn down. A crown can lend some sturdiness, avoiding a broken tooth.

  • Improve the appearance of your smile

Patients experiencing extensive decay in a tooth may require a crown to improve its aesthetics.

  • Long-lasting

Crowns can last for many years if cared for properly. Your perfect grin can be had by avoiding hard foods and brushing daily.

Dental crowns may be the solution

Confidence in your smile will increase, knowing that your crowns can strengthen your teeth and reestablish that attractive smile. Are you interested in improving your smile? Getting a thorough dental exam from our dentist is simple and the first step. Contact Dr. Joseph Touhalisky's dental practice in Findlay, OH, at (419) 427-1500 to schedule a consultation.

By Joseph E. Touhalisky, DDS
May 31, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Find out the advantages of getting a dental crown to restore your smile.

A dental crown is a very versatile and commonly used restoration, so chances are good that you may wonder whether this restorative dental crownstooth-shaped cap could actually improve the health and longevity of a damaged tooth. From the office of our Findlay, OH, dentist Dr. Joseph Touhalisky, here’s what a dental crown can do for your smile.

The Purpose of a Dental Crown

Crowns offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Of course, more often than not our Findlay dentist may recommend a dental crown to preserve a tooth’s natural structure after it’s been damaged or weakened by decay, trauma or infection. Since the crown fully encapsulates the visible portion of a tooth, it can protect it from further damage, all the while strengthening the tooth so that you can chew, bite or speak without issue.

A dental crown is most often placed over a tooth that has,

  • A crack or fracture
  • Severe and extensive decay (when a dental filling isn’t enough to support the damaged tooth)
  • Been significantly worn down
  • Just undergone root canal therapy

A dental crown can also be placed over a dental implant to replace a missing tooth or be placed over healthy teeth to support a dental bridge. Along with preserving a natural tooth a crown can also improve the shape, size and overall appearance of a tooth, hiding issues such as severe discolorations or misshapenness.

The Benefits of a Dental Crown

A dental crown is a great solution for anyone who needs to preserve, support and protect a tooth that is weak or damaged. Dental crowns are also made from resilient, long-lasting material, which means that with the proper care you could end up having a dental crown for many years.

Whether you are dealing with dental damage that needs to be repaired right away or you have questions about getting a dental crown, don’t hesitate to call our Findlay, OH, dental office today to learn more.

Crowns are also often made from porcelain or ceramic, which ensures that your restoration looks just like the rest of your smile. Your crown will blend right in and look just like a real tooth.