Dental crowns are restorations useful for a variety of purposes. Most commonly, a dentist uses them to restore a tooth that has suffered from substantial decay or damage, or to top a dental implant. Our skilled dentists will help you decide whether dental crowns are right for you by going over every aspect of the procedure with you in detail first.
With adequate maintenance, your new crown can last many years. You will need to continue to floss and brush around the area of the crown because plaque and other debris can still accumulate. You should also take care to avoid clenching or grinding your teeth.
Modern dental technology allows us to create crowns to fit over your natural teeth or dental implants that are indistinguishable from natural teeth. Older crowns used to leave an identifiable dark line right at the gum line, but modern methods of creating crowns have eliminated that cosmetic flaw. While people who know you well will likely notice the significant improvement in the appearance of your smile, they typically won’t know specifically what has changed unless you choose to tell them.