Dental crowns are frequently used to protect a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth that’s more prone to breaking due to a previous injury, or a single tooth that stands out from you smile due to discoloration or an unattractive filing. In these cases, a dental crown protects the tooth and makes it blend in with the surrounding teeth.
Other restorative benefits of dental crowns include:
Dental crowns also have made major headways in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Many patients seek a dental crown procedure to add length or width to teeth and fix misshapen teeth. Crowns are created to match the same color as your natural teeth so they blend perfectly.
It’s a 2-visit procedure to have a dental crown placed. The 1st visit involves a restructuring process that shapes your tooth for the crown. An impression is taken of the tooth so that the laboratory can make a perfectly fitted crown. Dr. Pottorff places a temporary crown at this visit.
Once your permanent crown has been made, you’ll return to have it placed. Dr. Pottorff ensures it fits well and looks natural. Permanent dental crowns are custom molded to fit the shape of your teeth and are made from porcelain or resin products. The crown is carefully placed in line with your existing jawline to retain the natural shape of your face.
One way to make sure that your dental crowns last as long as possible is to take care of them properly. The best way to care for a crown is to treat it like a natural tooth with good brushing and flossing habits. Avoid foods that stain, or lifestyle habits like tobacco use. Also keep your scheduled appointments for dental exams and cleanings.
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