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Crowns: Not just for Royalty


They say ‘heavy is the head that wears the crown’ and when you give it real though, it makes a lot of sense. The wearer of a crown is usually someone in power; the head of a royal family (or someone who thinks highly of themselves and randomly decides to start wearing a crown) and when you are born into that type of responsibility, it can be daunting. Having power can be great, if used responsibly. Thankfully the majority of us don’t have to worry about things of that nature.

The only crowns most people are concerned with are the ones in their mouths. Although these types of crowns do become a part of your head, they don’t make it heavier (physically or mentally). They do however provide a pleasing aesthetic for the tooth you chipped when you were younger. You know, from the time you rode your bike really fast, trying to keep up with your older siblings; shoelace got intertwined which made for a painful dismount, causing a chipped front tooth.

Being a child can be hard enough on its own, but having to deal with chipped and broken teeth is a reality that sometimes must be faced. I personally can relate to the bike incident and having a chipped tooth; my dentist however decided against capping the tooth, stating that ‘it will continue to grow and even itself out with the other tooth’ and for the most part he was right. I was confused with his decision at the time, but am glad he made it.

If you have a chipped or broken tooth, getting it capped with a crown may be the best option for you. However, it may not be. Consult with your local Aylmer dental professional and discuss your options.

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