Joel R. Koch, DDS
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

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Dental Frequent Questions | Joes R Koch DDSWe believe that we can provide the highest quality dentistry when our patients are an active part of the decision-making process. Answering your questions isn't just a courtesy—it gives us an opportunity to explain things to you in such a way that you feel confident about the information you're receiving and what it means to you and the direction of your oral health care. No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked. 

We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our West Chester dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.

Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns in West Chester, OH are made of quality materials that may include the following:

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain and Metal
  • Gold

These options allow you and your dentist to choose the crown that will work best for its intended purpose. For example, you may need a crown following root canal treatment or support a damaged tooth. You may also choose a dental crown to conceal tooth flaws. Additionally, they work in tooth replacement—topping a dental implant post or attaching a dental bridge to healthy teeth for support.

How long your dental crown holds up depends on a few factors, but it can last for up to 15 years if you incorporate healthy habits and visit your dentist regularly.

Healthy habits to improve the longevity of your crown include:

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth (and crown) after each meal or twice daily
  • Talking to your dentist if you suspect bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth at night)
  • Wearing the right mouthguard if you participate in contact athletics
  • Talking to your dentist if you notice changes, including a loosening crown

For More on Dental Crowns, Contact Your West Chester, OH Dentist

Dental crowns offer a variety of practical and aesthetic uses, and we are happy to offer them in our dental office. If you have a weak or lost tooth, give us a call to arrange a visit with our dentist.

Your West Chester, OH dentist offers different types of dental crowns made from diverse materials, including:

  • Gold
  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain fused with metal

Porcelain crowns are the most requested because they integrate easily with natural teeth and your smile.

However, for specific purposes, your dentist may recommend another type of crown for improved function. At your consultation, your dentist will discuss the various option and help you choose a crown type that is right for you.

A dental crown is a tooth cap cemented over a prepared tooth. Your dentist customizes it to match your teeth and function correctly with your bite.

We use dental crowns for many purposes, including:

  • Capping a dental implant after bone integration
  • Concealing tooth flaws like chips and discoloration
  • Restoring function to a damaged or vulnerable tooth
  • Fastening restoration teeth to healthy teeth via a dental bridge

No matter which crown type you choose, your dentist provides aftercare and upkeep instructions to help you get the most out of your restoration. Fortunately, this means treating your crown like a natural tooth!

For Dental Crowns in West Chester, OH, Contact Us

A dental crown can save your tooth, conceal flaws, or work as part of tooth replacement. Reach out today to arrange your consultation with our West Chester dentist.

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