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What’s a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a common treatment that is used for a variety of reasons, most commonly for improving the appearance and alignment of the teeth. Since crowns can cover and protect your teeth, they benefit the appearance of your smile and also your overall oral health.

If your dentist has recommended a dental crown for you, here is some helpful information to know about the procedure.

How Can A Dental Crown Be Beneficial For You?

A dental crown is considered a part of cosmetic dentistry that aims to repair, protect and improve the look of your teeth by placing a cap over the tooth. Once the crown has been formed to fit in with your smile perfectly, it will then be cemented in place to produce a strong, durable and permanent result.

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

If you have any teeth that have experienced severe decay, cracks, chips or other types of damage, a crown will often be a recommended solution suggested by your dentist. Dental crowns provide numerous benefits in regards to aesthetics and oral health. They are custom-made for your smile and match the shade of your teeth to produce a natural looking result that is seamless. They are carefully crafted to also repair misaligned teeth and can correct the shape and size to restore a patient’s bite. In addition to improving appearance, they strengthen and protect the underlying teeth from damage.

Are There Different Types Of Crowns?

Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, with the most common including porcelain, resin, and ceramic. Your dentist will discuss each option and recommend the best choice for your teeth.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Typically Last?

With proper care, dental crowns can last up to a lifetime. But even though they are very strong and durable, they can become loose and fall out over time if they are neglected. So if you’ve had a dental crown installed recently, always remember to take good care of it, brushing twice each day and also flossing to fight against bacteria. Attending dental check-ups and cleanings when recommended by your dentist is also essential to maintain them and keep your oral health in check.

A dental crown is an excellent restorative solution that can provide numerous benefits for the look and overall health of your smile. To learn more, talk to us today at Rockcliffe Dental. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you have.

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