Crowns offer invaluable protection and restoration benefits to decaying, discolored, or damaged teeth. The team at A Caring Dental Group in Cleveland, Ohio, provides custom-made crowns that are tooth-colored and function just like natural teeth. A crown is also a great way to protect a tooth that has undergone a root canal. They’re sturdy and can last upwards of a decade, provided you practice good oral hygiene. To learn more about crowns and set up a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
A crown is a protective cap placed over a tooth that’s severely damaged. Here are some situations in which a crown can help restore the look and function of a tooth:
Crowns are generally tooth-colored so they blend in with your smile and enhance your appearance. They’re sturdy and improve your oral health for the long-term.
First, A Caring Dental Group takes detailed impressions of the affected tooth to better evaluate how your crown placement will go. They may use special dental instruments to file down the tooth slightly to ensure the crown will fit snugly.
Using those impressions, an outside dental lab will custom-make your crown according to A Caring Dental Group’s specifications. It typically takes at least two weeks to finish your crown.
Once your crown is ready, you’ll return to the office for a follow-up visit. Using a special dental adhesive, A Caring Dental Group team member will bond the crown onto the affected tooth. This is a simple, painless procedure that doesn’t require any anesthesia.
Crowns can address a host of cosmetic concerns that hamper your smile. When your smile is impacted by a chip, crack, or discoloration, a crown can restore the healthy, natural look of your tooth.
Also, crowns are a highly effective treatment option to combat decay. If left untreated, decay can worsen and lead to tooth loss. Crowns restore the health of your teeth and help reverse the devastating effects of tooth decay.
The average lifespan of a dental crown can be anywhere from 5-15 years, depending on how well you care for it. The key to preserving your crown for the long-term is to treat it like you would any natural tooth. Continue to brush and floss twice a day while maintaining your regular dental visits.
Also, you may want to try avoiding certain hard foods that can possibly crack or chip your crown. Some items to look out for include hard candies and popcorn kernels.
If you suspect your tooth may need a crown, call the Caring Dental Group office or set up a consultation online today.