What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that covers or “caps” a problematic tooth and can replace a missing tooth when used with a dental bridge or dental implant. You may need a dental crown for one or more of the following reasons:
- Seal a tooth when a dental filling is insufficient
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Cover a misshapen, chipped, broken or discolored tooth
- Replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant
- Strengthen a weakened or worn down tooth
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns protect your teeth from tooth decay or damage and improve your smile’s overall function and appearance. After a root canal, a dental crown can provide twofold protection: a) it provides a barrier against bacteria entering the pulp area, and b) it serves as a strong and durable structure that allows mending from the procedure. With proper care, a dental crown can last five years to several decades and may be easily mistaken for your natural teeth.
What To Expect With Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be made of porcelain or metal, depending on your individual needs. The process for installing a new crown is noninvasive and versatile, able to comfortably support root canal therapy, smile makeovers or tooth replacement with a dental bridge or implant. After treatment for a dental crown, patients do not have to change a good dental hygiene routine. To best support the success of your dental crown, brush and floss regularly and avoid chewing hard objects like ice or hard candy. Remember to come in every six months for a checkup, and call if you notice any change in the fit or feel of your crown.
Your El Paso Dentist For Cosmetic Dentistry
Is your desire for a dental crown stemming from a need to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile? Known for their high versatility in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers and crowns are beneficial beyond the added functionality for your smile. Your new dental crown is individually crafted out of a beautiful tooth-colored porcelain to look and feel just like a healthy adult tooth and can even be used as more permanent form of teeth whitening. If you have questions about dental veneers, crowns, teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental services, ask us about your options with cosmetic dentistry in El Paso!
Your Local Family Dentist
At Sol Dental in El Paso, your health and comfort are our top priority. Whether we’re explaining your dental insurance or treating TMJ jaw pain, it’s in our best interest to listen to your unique dental concerns and form the best possible treatment plan for your needs. By offering beautiful, natural looking dental crowns, dental implants and bridges, we focus on improving your oral health using only the best services conservative dentistry has to offer. Stop in or give us a call to schedule a consultation!