We may recommend the dental crown procedure if you have a cracked or decayed tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to improve the size, shape, and overall appearance of teeth. Whether you need a front tooth crown or another procedure, we can help you find the best solution for your smile. Are you a candidate for a dental crown? Call our office to request your appointment with our dental crown dentists.
What is a crown on a tooth?
A dental crown is essentially a tooth cap used to restore a tooth’s natural strength and appearance. A dental crown covers the entire portion of your tooth above the gum line and is used to restore teeth that are cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged. For example, our dentists may recommend the dental crown procedure if you have a cavity that’s too big for a simple filling.
Can you put a crown on a broken tooth?
As long as your tooth isn’t damaged beyond repair, we can place a dental crown on top. However, our dentists may need to build up the tooth first so it can support a crown. A tooth crown can help protect your tooth from further damage.
How long does a dental crown last?
The lifespan of your dental crown depends on many factors, such as how often you brush your teeth, smoke, grind teeth, chew ice, eat hard foods, or use your teeth as tools. The better your oral hygiene habits, the longer your dental crown is likely to last. Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily. We also recommend scheduling an oral examination and teeth cleaning with us every 6 months so we can monitor the condition of your tooth crown.
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