A dental crown, or tooth crown, is bonded to an existing tooth to help restore oral health and to help improve the appearance of your smile. At Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry, we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or add a tooth cap to top off a dental implant.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength and size. A dental crown can help recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The tooth crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down to the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile. We may recommend this kind of tooth cap to:
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay from breaking
- Cover a dental implant
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and can smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Tooth Crown Last?
Most tooth crowns last between 5 and 15 years depending on the wear and tear and on whether a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A tooth cap should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry are so important!
Schedule Your Consultation With Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could help you smile again, give us a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about tooth caps or any of the other services we offer.