Designed to fix issues like damage or bad stains, a dental crown is one of the most common dental treatments. These durable caps can protect your teeth and improve your smile. People of all ages get dental crowns. How long do they last? How do you take care of them?
When Would You Need a Dental Crown?
Crowns are a multi-purpose treatment. If you crack or chip your tooth, a crown can protect it from breaking any further while also restoring your full chewing ability. After a root canal, you’ll very likely get a crown put on top of the affected tooth. We can even use crowns to cover teeth with severe stains. Thanks to their versatility, crowns repair a tooth’s function and appearance. If you get a dental implant, it will be finished off with a crown.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal. Crafted to mimic your natural tooth’s durability, crowns can last 15, or many more years. You do need to take care of them though or they won’t last this long. When you’re eating something hard or sticky, chew carefully so you don’t dislodge the crown. If you lose or break your crown, it’s a dental emergency. Get in touch with us as soon as you can! Maintaining good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing – will protect the tooth under the crown.
Getting a Dental Crown at Troy Bartels, DDS
In most scenarios, getting a dental crown at our Jonesboro office is simple. To fit the crown over the tooth perfectly, Dr. Bartels will take an impression. He might shape the enamel a little bit, as well. While your custom crown is being made, you’ll get a temporary crown. Once your real crown is ready, we’ll swap it out and that’s it! If you have any questions about dental crowns or are worried about how you’ll pay for your treatment, please contact us! We offer numerous payment options.