For those who have discolored, damaged, or misshapen teeth, one of the easiest solutions to fix the tooth is to cover it with a dental crown. Dental crowns are hollow caps in the shape of your teeth. They are built to perfectly fit inside your mouth to protect and strengthen the tooth against further use.
How Dental Crowns Are Made
To make a custom dental crown, we first need to make an impression of the damaged tooth and the surrounding area. The damaged tooth is then shaped to fit the crown and a temporary crown is placed over top of it until you can come back to get the permanent crown cemented in place.
Reasons To Get A Dental Crown
- Cover up large fillings or dental implants.
- Improve the look of your smile.
- Protect damaged and weak tooth from wear and decay.
- Protect a tooth after you’ve had a root canal.
How To Maintain Your Dental Crown
Dental crowns usually last around 10 years if treated and cleaned properly, however some can last a lifetime. If you get a dental crown, remember to give it daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental checkups and professional cleaning.