When a tooth develops a cavity, or becomes injured, we may recommend a restoration to address the problem and protect the tooth from potential complications. Dental crowns are strong, lifelike, and can be used to address a number of scenarios, from broken teeth to missing teeth. Do you have questions about dental crowns?
Question: When do you recommend one?
Answer: We may suggest one should you develop decay seriously enough that a filling won’t be enough to address the issue. We also place them to help repair teeth that have become broken or chipped. If you’ve lost a tooth, they can anchor a dental bridge in place or complete the restoration of a single tooth dental implant. Finally, we can use them to reshape malformed teeth and correct esthetic issues with your tooth.
Question: What are they made from?
Answer: We actually make them from a number of materials. For teeth near the back of the mouth, which must endure more powerful bite forces, we may suggest metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (for a more natural appearance) and zirconia. For the teeth closer to the front of the mouth we may suggest porcelain. Lifelike and durable, this restoration can blend seamlessly with your smile.
Question: How long do they last?
Answer: The restoration can last for decades with proper care and attention. During your routine checkups, we’ll monitor your crown to ensure it continues to provide quality restoration.
Question: How do I maintain them?
Answer: Maintaining them is as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night before bed. You should also have your teeth cleaned every six months to further protect both your new restoration and your natural teeth. If you have any questions about restoring your teeth with a lifelike crown then contact our office today.
We can restore the health, function, and appearance of your tooth with a dental crown. We can offer you a number of services to restore your oral health as well as your smile. Contact our local Austin,TX office at 512-250-9444.