Your teeth do a lot for you. They enable you to eat efficiently, speak clearly, and smile attractively. But they endure a lot of wear and tear, and sometimes they may even experience severe decay or damage. The good news is that we at Powell Dental Group offer a simple solution to help you get your teeth’s strength back—dental crowns. Whether you’ve been told you have a bad cavity or you have a tooth that has seen better days, dental crowns can be the answer to your problem.
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth that replaces the part above the gum line, called the crown. It is applied over the natural tooth or a dental implant to restore the tooth’s structure, function, health, and appearance. Dental crowns are generally used in the following scenarios:
Without a dental crown, your tooth wouldn’t be able to help you eat or speak, not to mention the potential unsightly appearance it would have. A dental crown restores these abilities to your tooth. As a versatile treatment option, dental crowns offer many benefits, including:
Many times, one of our talented dentists will recommend that you get a dental crown to replace your damaged or decayed tooth. Once you’ve decided to move forward with treatment, the process for placing it goes as follows:
In just two appointments, your new tooth can be ready for use!
As with all dental work, the lifespan of your dental crown depends greatly on how well you maintain it. Start by keeping up the crucial oral habits that you have for your natural teeth, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting our dental office twice a year for checkups and cleanings. When you brush your dental crown, pay particular attention to the base to ensure that plaque and bacteria don’t accumulate there. With the proper care, your dental crown can last for decades!
Our team at Powell Dental Group is dedicated to helping you get and maintain a healthy, happy smile for years to come. That’s why we provide this and other restorative and cosmetic services for patients in the Powell area. Schedule an appointment with us today to take advantage of our experience and expertise.