Taking the (Dental) Crown

Stamford Dentist on the Crown That Rules

If you have a cavity or severe dental decay, your Stamford dentist may recommend you get a dental crown. Dental crowns are a great solution for many dental problems. Not only do they help protect the teeth, but they can restore them and preserve functionality.

Dental crowns, also referred to as “caps,” are typically made out of porcelain materials. They are placed over a tooth, and they have a natural look and feel to them. The material is custom-designed to fit each patient’s unique tooth structure. During the procedure, a molding is taken of the tooth and then sent off to a dental laboratory where the custom crown will be created.

Typically, dental crowns will be used when damage or decay to a tooth is so extensive that other procedures are not an option. We would try to restore a tooth by placing a composite filling if possible. Dental crowns are most often used at the completion of a root canal procedure.

Post-op Instructions for Dental Crowns

If you have recently had a dental crown procedure completed, it is important to follow instructions from your dentist. Taking proper care of your dental crowns can ensure that they last as long as possible. Most of the time, dental crowns will last for up to 20 years before needing to be restored and/or replaced.

To get the most out of your new dental crown it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. Be sure to brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. Not only will good oral hygiene habits help to ensure your dental crown will last, but it will help to keep your natural teeth in tip-top condition. Adequate oral hygiene can go a long way in preventing oral cavities, dental decay, etc.

If you are interested in dental crowns or want to learn more about your restorative dental options, contact your Stamford dentists at Pearl Dental today by calling (203) 252-2000