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What do you know about dental crowns? Here at Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. in Lexington, Kentucky, we understand not everyone is familiar with the dental terminology, which is why we are happy to provide you with some basic information about dental crowns and how they can help you.

Dental crowns are unique, custom-made covers placed over a tooth to restore it to proper health and size. There are many different reasons a crown might be needed to restore a tooth. Some reasons can include cavities that become too large to fill, cracked or chipped teeth, a tooth that has become weak, and any other reason your dentist may need to place a crown over a damaged tooth to protect it.

Dental crowns can be blended to match your surrounding teeth, so only your dentist would know it was there. Your dental crown is not subject to the threat of cavities, however, your surrounding teeth are, so brushing and flossing are still needed to take proper care of your crown and smile.

If you have questions or would like to know if a dental crown is a wonderful option for you, please call us today at 859.278.9391 to set up an appointment with Dr. David Smith. Our professional staff is happy to assist your smile in any way we can.