Patients of all ages can receive dental crowns. For this reason, we offer crowns as one of our family dentistry services. Affordable and high quality, our crowns restore a damaged tooth to help you feel confident smiling.
What Is a Crown?
Crowns cover damaged or discolored teeth and strengthen weak teeth, such as after root canal therapy. They are available in a range of materials, including ceramics that match the color of your teeth.
When Do Children Need Crowns?
If you child has a chipped, stained, or broken tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown. A crown is also the most common option for teeth too decayed for fillings. If the crown is for a baby tooth, it will most likely be made from stainless steel, unless it is for a front tooth. Crowns for baby teeth stop teeth falling out too early, helping maintain dental structure and ensuring the child is able to eat and speak properly.
What Is the Lifespan of a Crown?
A crown can last anywhere from five to 15 years, depending partially on your oral care. A dental crown requires no additional attention — you can treat it just like your natural teeth. Bear in mind, though, that a tooth with the crown can still suffer from decay. You should practice good dental hygiene and reduce stress on the crown by trying to avoid grinding and clenching your teeth or biting anything but food.
Often, it takes two visits to receive a crown. First, we will make an impression of your teeth and send the information to a laboratory. While you are waiting for the permanent solution, you will receive a temporary crown. You need to take extra care at this stage, either by avoiding sticky or hard foods that could cause the crown to fall out or by favoring the other side of your mouth.