What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restorative treatment option that returns your teeth to optimal health and function after dental trauma or certain dental procedures. Dental crowns, sometimes called “caps,” are placed over a tooth to protect it after a root canal, or if it is cracked, chipped or broken. Dental crowns are also placed on top of dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns help to protect your teeth from further damage. A dental crown can be used when you have experienced dental trauma to protect cracked, chipped, weak or broken teeth. Or, if you have significant tooth decay and need a large filling or a root canal, a crown may be put over the tooth to prevent future damage and keep the filling intact.
Crowns can have cosmetic benefits as well. Our crowns are perfectly matched to the color of your existing teeth so no one can tell they are there. Crowns can help cover up discoloration or imperfections in teeth to give you a winning smile.
Do I Need Dental Crowns?
If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, or you’ve suffered trauma to your teeth, you may need a dental crown. Dr. Trask and his experienced team will be able to tell if you need a dental crown during your exam. Call us today if you are experiencing any dental pain, and we will help you schedule an appointment with Dr. Trask.
How Do I Take Care of a Dental Crown?
With great oral hygiene, of course!
Even though you have a crown, the area around it is still susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing twice a day and regularly flossing is the best way to take care of a dental crown. This can also help prevent needing another crown in the future.
What Should I Do if My Crown is Chipped or Becomes Loose?
Sometimes, a crown can get chipped or come loose. The best thing to do is call us at Monroeville Dental at (419) 520-9729, and we will take care of you.
If you’re in Monroeville or Norwalk, we can examine your teeth and see if a crown could benefit you and your oral health.