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Sep
9

4 Keys to the Perfect Dental Crown

Posted in Crowns

Investing in a dental crown is a smart way to keep your smile healthy for years. With the right care and maintenance, most crowns last for over a decade. You want your crown to feel great, look great and blend in with the rest of your smile. Here are 4 ways you can make sure your new crown will be perfect:

See the Right Dentist

Choosing the best cosmetic dentist will make a huge difference in the type of dental crown you receive. Having someone complete your crown that doesn’t focus on cosmetic procedures may be hit-or-miss when it comes to the best results.

Choose the Right Dental Lab

Ask your dentist about which dental lab they use. How long have they been working together, and what extra steps does the lab tech make to ensure the most natural looking restoration possible? 

Take Care of Your Gums (Before the Treatment)

If you have any type of gum disease – including gingivitis – then you need to get rid of it before beginning your crown treatment. Otherwise your crown will be made to fit your gums as they currently are – including any inflammation. Swollen, bleeding gums often equate to poorer impressions. The margin of your new crown may not be as flush with your healthy gumlines as you expect it to be. Getting rid of your gingivitis after the crown will make this evident. 

Whiten Your Teeth First

For a white crown that looks great, whiten your entire smile at least two weeks before your crown prep. Your new crown will be made to match your current smile, and stay white for years!

Posted on behalf of :
Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 651-8618

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