Dental crowns transform teeth the instant they go on. They can anchor a bridge, “cap” an implant, restore a tooth’s strength, or even cover up an irregular tooth.
With crowns, you can restore virtually anybody’s smile. But before you get one, you should ask your dentist a few questions to make sure you’re prepared.
“Is there a better option for me than a dental crown?”
You might think right now that a crown is the solution for your broken tooth. There are other options, however. Your dentist can explain the alternatives and help you decide which one is right for you.
“What are the benefits of getting a crown?”
It’s important to understand why you should cover your tooth rather than leave it alone. Perhaps you were thinking about getting a filling instead of a crown. If you understand the functional benefits of crowning your tooth, you’ll be able to make a better decision for your oral health.
“How long will my crown last?”
While you can’t expect a crown to last forever, a well-made one will hold up for a long time. The number of years varies depending on what the cap is made from and what conditions is has to live through (such as grinding habits, injuries, etc.)
“How do I care for a crown?”
Your new crown doesn’t guarantee that your tooth is safe forever; it’s still susceptible to decay. You can make your crown last as long as possible by brushing and flossing it well every day. Your dentist may have other instructions tailored to your unique needs.
Does it sound like a crown is right for you? Talk to your dentist for more information.
Posted on behalf of:
Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501
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