While dental crowns may not have the luster of the crowns of royalty, they can have a powerful effect on saving your smile. Often when we don’t take proper care of our teeth, they can wear away and lose their strength and shape. There are a number of things that can contribute to tooth decay including skipping regular dental visits, eating hard candy and the obvious: not brushing one’s teeth.
When our teeth wear away, break off, or deteriorate due to cavities, we can place a crown to cover, protect or restore the broken or decayed teeth. Dental crowns can even be used cosmetically to cover up other implants or discolored teeth.
The material that your crown is made of is dependent on many factors, such as severity of tooth decay or location of the tooth in your mouth, but generally, crowns are made up of the following:
- Porcelain, usually more esthetically pleasing
- A durable plastic
- Metal: gold, nickel or chromium
Dental crowns can generally be placed in a couple of visits. And if properly taken care of, they can last for years.
Call our office to see if your mouth deserves a crown.
This was my first visit and I came via Groupon. The service was excellent and exceeded my expectations. Staff are welcoming and friendly. Dr. Johnson is professional and caring. I’ve had a lot of previous work and had dentists criticize and use this to make themselves look better. Dr Johnson never said a negative word. He developed a treatment plan and told me we could do as much or little as was comfortable to me. I appreciated not being pressured. I will definitely be a long term patient.
Everyone working with me was very personable and professional, I believe I spoke with Kim, Kim, (maybe another Kim?) and Dr. Johnson. I felt like I was given the best care, and my plan of care and bill was explained to me to my satisfaction.
Thanks for getting me in on such short notice and for taking the extra time to fix my problem. It was a very good experience as far as dental experiences go!!!