Dental crowns not only strengthen the remaining portion of a damaged tooth, but a tooth crown is essential for restoring the appearance of your smile. At Lisle Family Dentistry, we offer modern crowns that use the latest technology to optimize the size, shape, and fit for your new dental crown. Call us today to learn more about the dental services we can provide for your family.
How do you know if you need a dental crown? There are several reasons why our dental team might recommend a crown for your tooth. Usually, dental crowns are used when a tooth is severely damaged due to decay or trauma.
Here is an overview of common dental issues that can be corrected using crowns:
The good news is that a quality dental crown is designed to be a long-term restoration. Once the crown is in place, it will look and feel like your natural teeth. Crowns are always custom-fit to match the shape and size of the neighboring teeth. In addition, durable materials are used to ensure quality performance when you are eating and talking.
Once a crown is in place, it’s essential to maintain regular oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing. These daily habits protect your overall dental health and improve the long-term performance of your new dental crown.
With proper care and maintenance, quality dental crowns can last 15 – 20+ years. The ceramic materials are strong and durable to withstand the pressure of eating and other daily activities.
The good news is that you will have minimal downtime after a crown is placed. You might have a little bit of local tenderness for a few days. However, most people can return to their daily activities right away.
No, the materials used in a dental crown aren’t affected by decay. But the underlying tooth can get a cavity. As a result, a portion of the natural tooth is exposed to cavity-causing bacteria, which is why brushing and flossing are important.