When a tooth becomes severely damaged, broken, cracked, or decayed, a simple filling may no longer be enough. When the tooth needs to be dramatically reshaped or reconstructed, a dentist may need to use a dental crowns which is a permanent covering that fits over a tooth.
A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
Dental Crown may be needed in the following situations:
Amalgam filling is one the cheapest and strongest dental filling that can stay on your teeth for more than 40 years without any problem, if your dentist is good in it. But there is concerns about its safety for our health. The American Dental Association (ADA) has reaffirmed its position that dental amalgam is a safe and effective cavity-filling material, however its use in banned or restricted in most of European countries.
Bodybuilding has become globally popular in the pursuit of an idealized muscular physique by using a regime of weight training and a tailored nutrition program .To achieve such a physique, bodybuilders undertake a high level of training , food and supplements .
In this regard there are some risks for their teeth that bodybuilders should consider :
Geographic tongue is a harmless condition that looks like a map on the surface of the tongue, due to the absence of tongue papilla that usually resolves on its own or with the help of certain oral gels and mouthwashes. People with geographic tongues should always avoid spicy food, tobacco smoking and heavy flavored tooth pastes.