What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are designed to cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. They can also be used as part of a dental implant treatment. Crowns are made from durable materials that blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. Some people even get this treatment to cover up an unattractive tooth.
You may need a crown if you have any of the following issues:
- Severely worn-down teeth
- A large cavity
- A cracked tooth
What To Expect During the Treatment
Before our dentist and team places the crown, we will need to reshape the tooth that is getting covered. To do this, we will file down the enamel so the cap can fit snuggly over the tooth. After that, Dr. Chrislyn Fite will create a mold to send to a dental lab for fabrication.
You will need to wear a temporary crown until the permanent one arrives. A typical dental crown treatment may take up to three visits.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
It is important to take good care of your permanent crown once it comes if you want to prolong its life. Failing to do so can lead to issues like chips, gum disease or the crown becoming loose. A well-kept crown can last up to 15 years.
Here are some ways to maintain your dental crown:
- Brush and floss daily
- Avoid sticky or chewy foods
- Wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth
- Call us if your crown falls off
Are You Interested in Learning More About Dental Crowns?
Brighten Dental is proud to offer quality dental crowns in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to help patients keep their teeth beautiful and healthy. If you have any questions about this procedure, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 270-770-0250.