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A dental crown can work minor miracles if you have a tooth that’s damaged or discoloured. Here’s how. 

We are blessed with the quality of our neighbours, and a lovely couple who love just across the road from us recently dropped in to say that they were getting a skip for a big pre-Christmas clear-put, and inviting us to drop a few things into it if we wanted to.

A couple of days later, we duly dropped over a few items that were clogging up the garage and dropped them into the skip. Fascinating, we hear you say. What am amazing story!

Well stick with us – we haven’t got to the interesting bit yet. You see, sitting in the skip were a whole host of items of household furniture (and a few toys) that looked to be perfectly new. They certainly would have found a very welcome home on eBay or some of the free giveaway sites that are very popular these days.

The thought struck us very forcibly that we have become very much a throwaway society, and our first instincts when we’re finished with something tend to be to consign it to the dump – rather than restoring or recycling it.

This throwaway culture tends to come into itself at this time of year, with so much packaging from toys and presents cluttering up the home. We came upon some figures recently that date back to 2012, claiming that the average Irish household will consume all of the following over the holiday period:

  • 5 million boxes of chocs
  • 4 million boxes from Christmas
  • A whopping 6 million rolls of Christmas wrapping paper
  • A staggering 50 million beer bottles and a further three million spirits bottles
  • Over fifty million beer cans and 23 million wine bottles, plus more than 20 million non-alcoholic drinks cans

Hopefully, as much as possible of these vast quantities will find themselves in the recycling bins, and not in landfill. We owe it to our children and our children’s children to stop taking our planet for granted, and to recycle, restore or reuse wherever possible.

And lest you think that we don't practice what we preach, let us assure you that dentists all around the world have been ‘salvaging’ dodgy teeth for centuries through a broad range of treatments.

As an example of this, we’d put forward the humble tooth crown (also known as a dental crown). This treatment is commonly used to repair a tooth that’s become damaged or badly discoloured.

By treating the damaged tooth with a crown, it removes the need to extract the tooth and replace it with a fabricated tooth of some description, whether an implant, a bridge or a denture.

The repaired tooth will function as well as ever, and the wearer can confidently look forward to up to thirty years of wear. We’re sure you’ll agree that this form of dental restoring is much more acceptable than the thruway alternative?

And bear in mind that if you’re currently in the market for dental crowns Dublin is a great place to start your search, as it's home to some wonderful dentists – not forgetting our good selves at MyDental, of course!

So rather than replacing a damaged tooth, why not think about repairing it? And if you want to know more on this topic, here’s a good place to start - http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=C&iid=301&aid=1204