Crowns can be a good treatment option for you if you have cracked, chipped, or exposed teeth, or if you want to improve the overall look and function of your teeth. For over 10 years Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center has provided crowns to individuals in Merced, CA.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap that covers the top of your tooth. Several kinds of materials go into the creation of a dental crown that allows them to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. Materials used include ceramic, composite resin, porcelain, and metal alloys.
Why do I need a dental crown?
If you have weak teeth, one or more teeth that don’t match the appearance of the rest of your teeth, or have exposed fillings, a dental crown can be used to protect, restore, and enhance the look of your smile.
What does a dental crown actually do?
Some dental treatments, like root canal therapy, or oral issues, such as cavities, can leave you with very little of your of your natural tooth. Dental crowns can be placed on top of your exposed tooth to strengthen and restore its proper function.
Dental crowns can be placed on discolored or misshapen teeth to restore their look and function.
A weak tooth is more prone to fractures and cavities and can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth. We can place a crown on a weak tooth to protect it from further damages and other issues, like an infection.
Crowns can restore the look and capability of a tooth that has been damaged or worn down over time.
If you have several missing teeth, dental crowns can be placed on a tooth to help support a dental bridge and serves as an alternative to dental implants or partial dentures.
Dental crowns can be attached to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
How do I take care of a dental crown?
To maintain the look and health of your new dental crown, you can stick to your normal oral hygiene routine, but make sure to give your bonded tooth extra attention.
Avoid Hard Foods
Try not to chew on hard foods like ice. It is important not to chew on objects like pens or pencils, which can be potentially harmful to your dental crown.
It is necessary to schedule routine visits with our team to make sure your dental crown looks and works like it should.
Good oral hygiene is essential in removing plaque and other harmful bacteria, allowing your crown to look, feel, and work as good as the day you got it. We recommend using dental products that have the American Dental Association seal of approval.
To schedule your appointment for a dental crown or to see if dental crowns are a good treatment option for you, call us at (209) 383-9222 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. At Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center, we provide attentive, personalized, and effective treatment options to Merced, Winton, Atwater, Cressey, and other nearby communities. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients.