dental crown

Crowns are similar to a cap that is placed over a tooth, and are used to save and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns look natural and allow patients to use their tooth again. The color of a crown can also be matched to your natural teeth, and crowns help to make damaged teeth strong again.

When Would a Crown be Necessary?

  • To repair a cracked or damaged tooth
  • After root canal treatment
  • To help restore a misshapen or stained tooth
  • To repair an existing crown that does not fit properly

Crowns can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years depending on wear and tear. Over time if the crown faces a higher level of wear and tear, this can lead to the need for crown replacement. If you use good oral hygiene and you are careful with your crown they can last up to 25-30 years.

Tips To Help Your Crown Last Longer

  • Avoid biting down on hard objects or foods to prevent wear and tear of the crown.
  • Attend regular cleanings in our office so we can ensure all looks good and your crown remains healthy.
  • Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. If you suffer from bruxism we may recommend a mouth guard.
  • Make sure you are brushing and flossing daily, and you pay attention to the crown area while brushing.

If you experience any pain in or around your crown, or notice any cracks or chips please contact our office immediately. We will get you in to be seen as soon as possible.

Looking To Find Out More About Crowns?

If you are interested in finding out more about crowns and how they may benefit you, schedule a consultation in our office. We provide a detailed consultation process for all of our patients, and can recommend treatment options that work for you. Your oral health is our priority, and we go above and beyond to provide the highest level of care for all of our patients.

To schedule an appointment please contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

What Is A Crown And Why Is It Needed 1

When a tooth is either compromised or damaged, we will typically recommend that it be covered with a dental crown. Crowns are made to mimic the feel and look of a natural tooth. They can often last for years and even decades without any signs of wear or damage. They can be placed over virtually any tooth within the mouth that needs protection and restoration.

What is a Crown and Why is it Needed?

A crown is a type of dental restoration that is meant to cover a tooth that has succumb to severe decay, has a large filling in it or that has broken or cracked. Most often, a crown is placed following root canal therapy, since the tooth is more prone to breaking because of treatment. Crowns offer both cosmetic and restorative benefits. They help to fill in your smile and improve the look of compromised teeth while simultaneously improving oral functioning.

Why Are Dental Crowns Needed
How To Care For A Dental Crown

How to Care for a Dental Crown

Your dental crown should last for many years, but certain things can affect the lifespan of your restoration. The best way to care for your crown is with regular brushing, flossing and trips into the dentist for cleanings and exams. This can help us to keep tartar and plaque away from the crown, which could compromise the tooth underneath. Likewise, you will want to avoid putting excess wear on the crown that could cause it to break or crack. If you grind your teeth at night, consider wearing a mouth guard that can protect your restorations. Avoid chewing on very hard objects, such as pens and ice.

Other than a simple brushing and flossing each day, your crown doesn’t need any type of special care. You can expect it to last for many years and provide you with a beautiful smile that you will love to show off. Crowns are custom-fitted to each patient, so they are made to be comfortable and come into proper occlusion with the adjacent teeth. Because of this, there shouldn’t be any unnecessary wear from simple, everyday activities that you may do, like talking, eating and chewing.

Looking for Dental Crowns in Mckinney, TX?

If you would like to come into our office to learn more about crowns, call Tranquility Dental today to speak with one of our trained professionals! We have affordable discount plans, low wait times and many amenities, including a full-service snack and beverage bar for your convenience.