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How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center Blog, Restorative Dentistry

Dental crowns are a common solution for various dental problems, ranging from severe decay to cosmetic concerns like a cracked tooth. These versatile restorations cap or encircle a tooth, restoring its original structure and functionality. They can be crafted from various materials, including porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), ceramic, composite resin, zirconia, gold alloys, or metal alloys. Your dentist may recommend a specific …

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What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center Blog, Emergency Dentistry

While the prevalence of partial and total tooth loss has decreased, a 2022 study reported half of American adults aged 20-64 had lost at least one permanent tooth due to decay or gum disease, excluding wisdom teeth. Tooth extraction is the only option when a tooth becomes so severely decayed that a root canal procedure cannot save it. Tooth extraction …