Is a Dental Crown on Your Horizon?

Dental crowns replace the part of the tooth you can see, and there are various reasons why you might need a crown to improve your smile. Whether it is to cover a damaged tooth (also known as a “cap”) or to cover an implant, a dental crown can also be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive. In addition, a crown can help your bite because it prevents your teeth from shifting, which can happen when teeth are missing. Crowns can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, depending on their composition and how well you care for your oral health. A crown can be made from ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys or base metal alloys. To ensure the longevity of your crown, you will want to take good care of your teeth and gums. Make sure to brush and floss daily—pay attention around the crown where your gums reach the tooth—don’t chew hard foods, bite your fingernails or grind and clench your teeth. And finally, keep up with your professional dental cleanings and exams. This will ensure healthy teeth and gums which will support your crown. At Madden Dental, Dr. Karisha Madden and our team are pleased to offer crowns for our patients in Bellaire, Texas and the surrounding areas who need help with their smile. If you would like more information, or to schedule a visit, please call our experienced team at (713) 667-8080 today!