Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the visible portion of a tooth in order to give it a new shape and appearance. It also works to protect the tooth from further damage, such as decay and fractures. The crown is bonded onto the existing tooth using a strong adhesive. When placing an implant, patients may also require a crown to give the tooth a more natural appearance and to reduce the risk of damage in the future. 

Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

While a crown is a long-lasting restoration, it isn’t a permanent solution. A crown is designed to resurface a tooth that has been weakened due to decay or injury. It’s bonded to the existing tooth, strengthening the structure while protecting it from further harm. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay and gum disease, so it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits following treatment. Be sure to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth with floss or a water flosser to prevent plaque buildup in hard-to-reach areas. That’s it! Just take good care of your crown and enjoy a healthy smile for years to come!

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

A dental crown can last decades if cared for properly. However, there are several factors that can affect the longevity of your crown, including your oral health habits. For example, if you grind your teeth at night and habitually clench your jaw, or if you are prone to chewing on non-food items, such as ice or fingernails, it will affect the overall lifespan of your dental crown. If your crown does happen to chip or crack, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to avoid further damage and to determine if the crown needs to be repaired or replaced altogether.

Why Should I Get a Dental Crown?

A crown is a porcelain cap that is placed over a tooth to protect it from further damage and improve its appearance. It can be used to:

  • Cover and protect a weak or broken tooth
  • Correct misshapen or misaligned teeth
  • Fill gaps between teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored or damaged teeth
  • Help to prevent a cavity-causing issue at the gumline from getting worse
  • Prevent the need for a tooth extraction

Because a crown covers the entire visible portion of a damaged tooth, it can improve the overall appearance of your smile. The crown can be made in a color that matches your other teeth and blends in with the rest of your smile. This makes crowns an ideal solution if you have one or more broken, worn, or severely stained teeth that you want to correct. 

How Is a Dental Crown Placed?

Before your procedure, we will need to prepare your tooth for the crown by filing it down and covering it with a protective layer of enamel. Once your tooth is prepared, we will take impressions of your teeth so that we can create a customized crown for you. In about two weeks, you will return to our office to have your permanent crown placed. Once the new crown is placed, it will look, feel, and function like your natural tooth.

If you’ve experienced tooth loss and would like to improve your appearance and restore the function of your teeth, then talk to our team about receiving a custom dental crown.

Will Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

Getting a crown generally does not involve any discomfort, as the tooth will be numbed beforehand. If your tooth is already sensitive or painful due to decay, infection, or another condition, you may experience some sensitivity during the procedure. However, this sensitivity will only last for a day or two and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. 

To learn more about dental crowns, call Park Creek Dental Care in Woodstock, GA, today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sam Nemat. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the right treatment option.

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