When is a dental crown needed?
Our dentist may recommend a dental crown in Houston, Texas, for one of several reasons, as a dental crown can do a number of things. A crown can keep a weakened tooth from breaking as well as hold a cracked tooth together. If a tooth has already been broken or is severely worn, a dental bridge can restore and protect it. A tooth with a large dental filling and not much structure left can be covered and supported by a dental crown. A dental crown can also cover badly misshaped or stained teeth.
How should I take care of my dental crown?
To take care of your dental crown, simply care for it as you would your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Also, be sure to make and keep your professional cleaning appointments at Smiley Dental Houston. In addition, avoid habits like grinding or clenching your teeth, biting your fingernails, chewing ice, and using your teeth to open things.
How long will my dental crown last?
Depending on how well you care for your crown, it can last between five and fifteen years.
We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.