In the dental profession, the crown of the tooth is the part of the tooth situated above the gum line that you can see. When we at Cumberland Dental Arts refer to the need for a crown, we are discussing ways in which we can restore a tooth to looking like your original tooth. A dental crown is a porcelain or composite cover, so to speak, which is placed over a tooth or implant. It is designed and shaped to look exactly like the original tooth.
When a tooth is compromised for any reason, a crown is a great solution. It gives the structure of the tooth necessary strength and support while helping your smile look natural. Crowns are used with dental implants, occasionally with bridgework, and with root canal therapy. Talk with us if you would like to learn more about crowns. Our Yarmouth dentist will happily walk you through the procedure as well as the advantages of our crown services.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns are made from multiple materials including porcelain, ceramics, and composite resin. We combine these substances to make a cap to place on your tooth. They are carefully crafted to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth.
Why do I need a dental crown?
What does a dental crown actually do?
If you have an exposed tooth or very little of your real tooth left, especially after the removal of a cavity or root canal procedure, crowns can help strengthen and protect your tooth.
You can improve the look of your appearance by placing a crown over a misshapen or stained tooth.
Weak teeth are more prone to breaking and tooth decay. Dental crowns can cover a tooth to add support and keep your tooth healthy.
Dental crowns restore the feel, look, and function of weak or damaged teeth.
Dental crowns provide an alternative to a partial denture or dental implants for substituting teeth. Crowns can also help secure a dental bridge.
If you need a dental implant, crowns can be placed over the artificial teeth root, securing and allowing it to function like your other natural teeth.
How do I take care of a dental crown?
You can continue with your same oral routine, just be sure to clean your crown well. It’s important to the health of your teeth that you brush twice a day and floss once.
Avoid Hard Foods
We recommend staying away from hard foods that can potentially harm your crown. Also, avoid chewing on objects like pencils.
It’s essential to schedule routine appointments so we can see if your dental crown is working as it should and there are no signs of damage or premature wear.
It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to protect your crown and other teeth from cavities and harmful bacteria. We suggest using a toothpaste and mouthwash that meet the American Dental Association standards for best results.
A crown might be just what your tooth needs to look and function like normal. To schedule an appointment for a dental crown, call us today at (303) 776-6021. Your trusted Longmont dentistry looks forward to helping you achieve a healthier and better-functioning smile.