If you have dental crowns, you will find they are excellent restorations. Care for them properly, and they will preserve your smile.
Caring for Dental Crowns - What You Should Know
Dental crowns serve as a protective barrier over a tooth, which either has deep decay or had root canal surgery. They may also be used to cover a cracked or chipped tooth or a tooth that can no longer hold a large filling. If a tooth is missing, we may fill in the space with an implant and a crown. To maintain a crown, you need to care for it, as you do your regular teeth. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once daily. By taking this approach, you will find that a dental crown can last for decades.
What Toothpaste Is Best?
When brushing the teeth, use a toothpaste that is ADA-approved that also contains fluoride. Fluoride will prevent a tooth from decaying further and will keep your crown intact. If you are unsure what to use, ask us for a recommendation.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
Usually, we can place a dental crown after a root canal over an original tooth, or, if a tooth is missing, we can place a crown with an implant. In fact, you can get a crown in a day if you undergo implant surgery. If you get an implant and crown to replace a missing tooth, we need to make sure your gum health is good and that you have enough bone to hold the implant. For a traditional crown, it will take an impression of the tooth and place a temporary crown on the tooth until the permanent crown is made in the lab and sent back. We can also use 3D modeling to provide a patient with a crown restoration.
Are you interested in getting a dental crown? If so, we can answer any questions about the restoration. Schedule an appointment today for an exam and consultation.
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