Dental Crowns

When you flash your smile, you want your teeth to look their best―even if some of them aren’t wholly original teeth. These teeth we’re referencing are called dental crowns, which have become one of the most important advances in dentistry.Our dentist is able to restore teeth that have suffered from decay or trauma by using dental crowns. These crowns completely cover and protect the teeth that have been damaged. A dental crown is designed to look and feel exactly like your natural tooth. Dental crowns are made with very durable materials that ensure your tooth not only looks and feels like a natural tooth, but also functions like one.

How Is a Dental Crown Made?

In order for the dental crown to fit perfectly in your mouth, our dentist will take an impression of the tooth to be created. This will take place during your first appointment. From there, the crown will be made in the lab and will be designed to best balance strength and esthetics. Once the crown is ready, it will be placed in position during your second appointment. During this appointment, the crown will be adjusted to ensure it fits properly and comfortably in place.

Protecting Your Dental Crown

As aforementioned, crowns are made of very durable materials, but this doesn’t mean they are invulnerable. Crowns should be treated just like regular teeth, which means they require daily brushing and flossing, as well as scheduled dental cleanings. Also, if you grind or clench your teeth, especially while sleeping, we recommend wearing a nightguard. Not only does grinding and clenching your teeth negatively impact your original teeth, but it can also affect your crown. We encourage our patients to always prioritize the longevity of their teeth and crowns, which means consistent maintenance is pivotal.

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

If you have suffered a traumatic injury to your teeth or have severe tooth decay, then contact us today and schedule an appointment to see if a dental crown can restore your smile. At Flash Dental in The Heights, we are always looking to protect our patients’ teeth and ensure they have a healthy smile. Call us or fill out our online form to schedule your next appointment.