Robert B. Ruyak, DMD

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dental Crowns to Restore Weakened Teeth

Teeth that are cracked, decayed, or otherwise weakened need to be strengthened in order to stay healthy. For patients who have a weak tooth, but still have the root intact, Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD here in Bethlehem, PA places dental crowns. Dental crowns are like strengthening caps that go on a tooth.

Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain-covered metal, or porcelain. They are able to be made to look and feel just like a normal tooth so that they blend in with your smile. Crowns go on a tooth to restore strength and let the tooth continue its life for a long time. Crowns are durable to last up to fifteen years before needing to be replaced.

A dental crown is placed on a tooth after it has been reshaped. Dr. Ruyak takes impressions of the reshaped tooth and the area surrounding it so that a dental laboratory can create a crown that will fit in perfectly. The crown may take a couple of weeks to be created, so during this time, Dr. Ruyak will fit you with a temporary crown to wear. When the permanent crown is ready, it is cemented into place.

Cracked and weakened teeth can still live a long life in your mouth with dental crowns. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD of Bethlehem, PA, call our office at (610) 861-0777 or visit our website,

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