For over 30 years, Lifetime Dental Excellence has taken teeth that are cracked, worn down, or just looking a little “off”, and placing dental crowns to generate healthier smiles and happier patients.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is like a cover for your tooth. Various materials make up a crown so that it can look, feel, and act the same as a normal tooth. The blend of materials help the crown mimic the texture, color, look, and substance of a real tooth, providing an enhancement for you and your smile.
Why do I need a dental crown?
If a tooth is weaker or visibly distressed, a crown can help it to look and feel better.
What does a dental crown actually do?
● A crown can cover and support a tooth that is weakening or damaged from a root canal procedure
● If a tooth becomes discolored or damaged, a crown can help stabilize it back to a healthy place
● Weak teeth lead to easier breaks and cavities, but with a crown, you can strengthen a tooth back to normal
● Rotting or damaged teeth can look a bit rough, but crowns restore teeth to their most attractive state
● If a tooth is weak, but strong enough to avoid an implant or dentures, a crown can give it the support it needs
● If an implant is wearing a bit faster than expected, you might not need a brand new implant; a crown can do the trick
How do I take care of a dental crown?
Caring for a dental crown is a lot like caring for your real teeth, but there are some important things to keep in mind:
● Hard foods, as well as chewing on objects subconsciously, should be avoided when a crown is installed. Talk with our staff about what to avoid
● Regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups help make sure a crown is doing well and keeping your tooth safe
● Proper personal oral hygiene is essential to ensure plaque and other buildups stay off of your tooth’s crown
If you think you may need a dental crown and want to find out if it’s right for you, give us a call at (248) 602-2522.