Dental crowns are a great way to restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth. Crowns help protect teeth from further decay or damage, and they also help patients enjoy a natural looking smile again.
Many patients will never have to worry about the replacement of their crowns if they do their best to maintain their crowns. Fortunately, there are some good general guidelines that can help you maintain the best care for your dental crown.
Crowns are basically a cover for a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown is specifically designed and made for each patient. This means that in many cases it will look and function just like a natural tooth.
Crowns that are more visible are created with materials that mimic your tooth’s natural appearance. Dental crowns that are on the molars or premolars may be made of a harder substance that allows the strength to chew and grind your food without damaging your crown.
Many offices schedule a single appointment to place your crown. This means that you’ll come in and all your dental work will be completed by the time that you leave. Patients experience a minimal level of discomfort, and any issues are usually resolved and healed in just a few days.
Typically, dental crowns don’t require a lot of specific requirements to care and maintain. If you follow good dental health, there shouldn’t be much of a change in your routine or the products that you use.
Sometimes a dental crown can come loose or fall completely off a tooth. This can be due to the deterioration of the cement that holds the tooth in place, further tooth decay, a broken crown, or a traumatic injury.
If your crown becomes loose or dislodged, it is important to schedule a dental appointment immediately. In the case of a crown that is removed, you can use dental adhesive to temporarily hold it in place until you see our dentist.
Dental crowns offer a safe and effective treatment for patients to help correct problems that may be caused by a damaged or broken tooth. If you are considering a dental crown, contact Vero Dental Spa today at 772-778-5550 today to find out more about your options.