What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that protects and restores a tooth to its previous shape, size, strength, and appearance. When a dental crown is cemented into place, it covers the entire visible portion of a tooth.
When is a dental crown needed?
Dr. Lynh Pham may recommend a dental crown in Mesquite, Texas, for one of several reasons, as a dental crown can do a number of things for a tooth. A crown can keep a weakened tooth from breaking as well as hold a cracked tooth together. If a tooth is already broken or is severely worn, a dental bridge can restore and protect it. A tooth that has a large dental filling and not much structure left can be covered and supported by a dental crown. A dental crown can also cover badly misshapen or yellowed teeth.
How should I take care of my dental crown?
To care for your dental crown, simply care for it as you would your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day. Be sure to make and keep your professional cleaning appointments at Smiley Dental Mesquite. In addition, avoid habits like clenching or grinding your teeth, biting your fingernails, chewing ice, and using your teeth to open things.
How long will my dental crown last?
Depending on the quality of the care you show your dental crown, it can last between five and fifteen years.
Please contact our office today for more information and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.