Rhyme Time: Jack and Jill — From Broken Crown to Perfect Smile
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after
This tragic story has been in circulation for at least two centuries. Was Jack a real person? Did he, in fact, break his dental crown? No one can tell for sure. What we do know for certain is that he could have had a crown placed by Pierre Fauchard, the first prosthodontist (dentist specializing in the replacement and restoration of teeth.) Dr. Fauchard was practising early dentistry in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and used material such as ivory or bone to craft new teeth for his patients. He attached these teeth by using waxed thread or gold wire.
But enough about the past—what would Jack do if he broke his crown today?
Well, first he would call us. Just like patients in the centuries of early dentistry, the best option for replacing your precious teeth is to see a specialist. In addition to dental school, a prosthodontist spends another three years learning how to give you the best treatment possible. It takes time to learn how to rebuild teeth from scratch, match them to your mouth and have them function properly– all while making sure your smile looks dazzling.
The restoration of Jack’s crown could involve a bridge, an implant or different materials such as gold, metal alloys or porcelain. After Jack’s examination at our office, he would be presented with all of his different treatment options. Dr. Bishop and our staff would explain in detail the timeline, finances, and outcome of each option, then make a recommendation based on Jack’s long term goals. He could then choose which option he would most prefer.
Some reasons why Jack would choose Legato Dental for his new crown can be found here: http://legatocentre.com/services/crown-bridge/?gclid=CPifwszM29ICFQctaQodmjIOKg
Give us a call for more information, or to schedule your appointment. We consider our patients to be royalty and we’d love to craft a crown for you!