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How to treat a Tooth with an Infected Old Crown

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More people are keeping are keeping their teeth longer and are expecting faulty teeth to be repaired rather than pulled out. Dental crowning is one of the various ways you can restore your tooth appearance and it can last for many years to come. However there can be times whereby the old crown can get infected and create problems in the mouth.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is made from an artificial material to cover a broken or decayed tooth. Crowning or “capping” is a dental procedure which involves reducing the surface of the tooth and replacing the surface with a crown. Continue reading