Getting a dental crown is a common procedure because of its effectiveness in tooth restoration. During the procedure, a tooth-shaped cap or crown is placed over a damaged or weakened tooth. The dental crown improves a tooth’s size, strength, and appearance. When the dental crown is put over the tooth, it fully covers the exposed part of the tooth above the gumline.
What Can a Crown Do?
Prevent a decaying tooth from breaking
Hold together the parts of a cracked tooth
Restore a broken or worn down tooth
Cover a tooth with a large filling
Hold a dental bridge in place
Cover an ugly tooth
Cover a dental implant
Prevent tooth decay
This artificial crown is obviously not going to be as strong as a natural, healthy tooth. Crowns typically can last between 5 to 15 years. This is highly dependent on your own oral hygiene practices and personal habits. Make sure you are brushing and flossing properly. To protect both your crown and your natural teeth, avoid grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing on ice, biting on non-food items (fingernails, pens, etc), and using your teeth to open packaging.
If you have any further questions, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.