Tag: crown

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 »

Ankeny Dentist Answers: Do you need a crown or a filling?

When faced with dental treatment, options may be confusing. A common misunderstanding is whether you need a crown or a filling. Don’t they both just restore a tooth to its original shape? Is one really better than the other? To help you understand the difference, your Ankeny family dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, teaches you the… Read more »