Protect Your Teeth with Dental Crowns
Do you need a dental crown for one of your teeth?
Dental crowns can address several problems that people experience with their teeth. Delaying a crown can make some dental problems worse and lead to serious pain.
Make sure you don’t put off getting a dental crown if your dentist says you need one. It can save a tooth!
What are dental crowns?
Some people compare dental crowns to caps because they fit right over your teeth. A dental crown covers the tooth all the way down to your gum line.
What do crowns do?
Dental crowns protect your natural teeth. If you’ve had a root canal, a dental crown is the last step. Dental crowns can also cover teeth that are discolored or irregularly shaped.
Why do I need a crown?
There are many reasons our dentists at Forest Ridge recommend crowns to patients. If you grind your teeth at night, crowns can protect them from further damage. Some people need crowns because they have stress fractures in their teeth or a cavity that is too large to be taken care of with a filling.
How long do crowns last?
Dental crowns can last for years if you take care of your teeth. Make sure to brush and floss around your crown to keep your gums and teeth healthy.