To get a better understanding of what a dental crown is and how they work to re-stabilize your smile, you must first understand the parts of a tooth:
- The basics of a tooth are divided into two parts: below the gum line and above the gum line.
- The root of your tooth is protected by healthy teeth and gums below the gum line.
- The visible portion of your teeth are known as crowns.
In the case that your teeth become damaged, you can get a dental crown in Lauderhill at Den-Care to help rebuild your smile. Let’s explore the dental crowns we offer at our practice.
Understanding the Necessity of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are designed to completely cover a tooth experiencing dental issues. Getting a crown can significantly improve the tooth’s health, appearance, and position within the smile. Our office precisely matches our dental materials to mimic your natural teeth, giving your damaged tooth a beautiful makeover all while restoring it at the same time. There are several reasons why your Lauderhill dentist may bring up the idea of getting a dental crown:
- Attaching it to a dental implant.
- Rebuilding the structure of a badly injured or fractured tooth.
- Restoring a tooth that’s undergone root canal therapy.
- Restoring a large area of decay that’s too severe for a filling.
- Protecting a weak tooth from the threat of fracturing.
- Helping a discolored tooth seamlessly blend with the rest of your smile.
Placing Dental Crowns
If you want a dental crown, you should plan to simply visit our office on two separate occasions. At your first appointment, we will make sure your tooth can support a crown, then begin filing it down to prepare for the crown’s placement. But, if a tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist may need to fill it in to create a stable foundation for your dental crown.
After the tooth is stable enough to place the dental crown, either Dr. Wilde or Dr. Leslie will take an impression of a tooth and its surrounding teeth to send to a dental lab. The lab will then create your very own personalized crown according to the information we collect. While you’re waiting for your custom crown to be sent back, we can place a temporary crown in place to alleviate discomfort from your damaged tooth.
Dental Crown Longevity
The best way to ensue you keep your dental crown strong throughout the years is to care for it properly. When we say, “care for your crown,” we mean for patients to combine visits to Den-Care with excellent dental care at home. Here are some helpful tips for to create a great dental hygiene routine:
- Stay aware of what you are eating.
- Eating especially hard foods such as hard candies or chewing ice could cause breakage.
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss every day.
A great dental crown from our office should last anywhere from five years to twenty-five years, giving our patients long-lasting, stable results! If you’re consistent and pay attention to the details of your teeth when it comes to your dental routine, your dental crown could last you a full lifetime. Contact your friendly Den-Care office team to schedule an appointment.