What is a Crown?
Dental prosthetic technology provides patients with life-like teeth replacements with the help of cap-shaped restorations known as dental crowns. A dental crown helps protect and shield your damaged tooth from further injury. It covers the entire surface of the tooth to ensure maximum protection.
What are the different types of dental crowns?
Dental crowns differ based on the type of material used to make them.
- All-ceramic crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal
- Crowns made from Gold alloys
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Crowns can be used to repair broken or fractured teeth, improve the appearance, shape, and alignment of the damaged teeth by covering its entire visible surface. They also help resolve unnecessary gap issues and seldom cause any discomfort at all. Crowns improve bite problems caused by misaligned teeth and help improve overall aesthetics.
How can I take care of my dental crowns?
To ensure that you only get the best from our prosthetic restorations, it is vital for patients to practice daily oral hygiene and make regular visits to the dental office. Taking care of your crowns is simpler than you think.
- Brush and floss teeth using a fluoride toothpaste twice a day
- Avoid chewing on hard objects
- Schedule professional cleaning at least every 6 months
Visit your dentist or hygienist regularly for dental follow-ups. It is also an added advantage to attend professional cleanings once in 6 months.
Find out more about dental crowns by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Gonzalez in Brentwood, CA. We'd be happy to help!