A dental crown is a protective prosthetic used to restore a tooth in both appearance and function. Technological advances have made crowns more lifelike. Lifelike in their appearance, but also in their lifetime matching a natural tooth. The porcelain material matches the look and functionality of a real tooth. It is also quite durable. With… Read more »
Category: Dental Crowns
3 Reasons To Appreciate Crowns
When you learn that you need a dental crown to address a problem with your oral health, are you immediately relieved? Or, are you somewhat taken aback and worried about what this means for the future of your smile? Fortunately, if you feel any hesitation, we can quickly provide you with a long list of… Read more »
About Dental Crown Placement
If your dentist recommends a dental crown, you may wonder what such treatment entails. It is always good to be aware of the steps you will experience during a medical procedure. Usually, the more you know the less fearful you are. That is why today we are going to explain the crown placement procedure. A… Read more »
Why Do We Get Toothaches?
A toothache can be a persistent and uncomfortable issue. At some point in our lives, we all develop a toothache. However, toothaches are often the first indicators of serious dental health issues. In fact, if you experience a toothache that persists after 48 hours, you should see your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, right away.
Top 3 Ways Your Dentist Uses Crowns
Whether they’re made from porcelain, gold, or zirconium, dental crowns are your dentist’s favorite little multi-tasking dynamo! These versatile little restorations serve as adjuncts in procedures ranging from the restorative to the cosmetic to the prosthetic. Today, Dr. Erika Peddicord, a family dentist practicing in Ankeny, IA, talks about the three most frequent uses for… Read more »
What Is Involved in Receiving a Dental Crown?
Whether through tooth decay, bruxism (teeth grinding), or a powerful blow, teeth can break, and when they do, a dental crown should be placed to repair the damage and lend them strength. If not, they will only suffer further injury, eventually necessitating an extraction. However, when it comes to receiving a dental crown, you will… Read more »
Ankeny IA Dentist: Root Canal Therapy Can Eliminate Pain
Risks and Symptoms of Dental Infections When your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, performs root canal therapy, her goal is to remove an infection from a tooth in order to preserve the tooth and improve oral health. If the infection is allowed to linger, the tooth may eventually be lost, and the infection could… Read more »
Ankeny Dentist Answers Questions About Porcelain Veneers
When you look in the mirror and smile, are you happy with what you see? When asked a similar question in a recent Wakefield Research study, over a third of Americans said “no”. Misalignment, unsightly stains, and damaged teeth can all lead a person to feel self-conscious about his/her smile. Fortunately, at Peddicord Dentistry, we… Read more »
Ankeny Dentist: Learn About Root Canal Therapy with a Fun Quiz
If you’re like most people, the term “root canal” sends a shiver down your spine. Unfortunately, over the years root canal therapy has gained a terrible and undeserved reputation. When a tooth suffers from a painful infection or abscess, root canal therapy helps ease the painful symptoms and restores the tooth to optimal health. In… Read more »
Advantages of Zirconia Crowns, Says Ankeny Dentist
Traditionally, crowns came in three varieties: all-metal, all-porcelain (or ceramic), and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Each provides great coverage and durability, while alleviating the intense toothache caused by deep decay or fracture. However, there’s a fourth dental material that affords all of the positive attributes of the three standard materials. With zirconium, crowns offer intense strength, durability, longevity,… Read more »