What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, also known as crowns, are caps that are placed over teeth to improve their appearance and functionality. Crowns are installed when you have a weak, damaged, broken or discolored tooth. It can also help strengthen a tooth, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore a tooth that is broken. Dental crowns are permanent and can only be removed by a dentist. Before installation, we will verify the crown matches the color of your other teeth and fits properly before cementing it.

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns will help restore the tooth to its original condition. A crown can be used to:

  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a tooth affected by a root canal
  • Protect a weak tooth
  • Cover discoloration or ill-shaping
  • Replace a large filling

Types of Dental Crowns

There are many types of dental crowns available, all approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The different types of dental crowns include:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Resin
  • Stainless steel

A Creating Smiles Dental team member will help you determine the dental crown type that is right for you and your tooth.

How to Care for Dental Crowns

Dental crowns should be treated like the rest of your teeth. Avoid acidic foods and biting on things like ice to help keep them in good shape. You should maintain regular visits and cleanings with your dentist or hygienist. If your crown comes loose or falls out, call our office as soon as possible. Quick repairs will limit any additional damage to your teeth

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