Dental Crowns: What You Should Know

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If you have a damaged tooth, you probably know that you should have the issue addressed—but did you know that there are a number of things you should consider doing if you’d like to protect the health of your teeth? For instance, did you know that a crown is an option you can consider?

One reason dentists recommend crowns is to protect a weakened or a damaged tooth. For instance, after you’ve had root canal therapy, our team will place a crown to provide extra protection. If your tooth is extremely damaged—especially if a tooth is too damaged for a cavity is filled—our team could recommend a crown. We can place a crown to cover a chipped or cracked tooth.

Dental crowns can also be used to correct a number of other issues. If you have uneven, jagged, or stained teeth, placing a crown could resolve the issue. You see, crowns are custom made to blend with your teeth naturally. In other words, if you aren’t happy with the appearance of a tooth, a crown could help.

However, once you have a crown placed, you should remember to care for it well. Crowns are extremely durable, but they can break and crack. To preserve your crowns for as long as possible, please remember to brush and floss well. You should also avoid biting on nails, metal, and ice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 916-784-1700. Dr. Wong and our team will be happy to examine your pearly whites. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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