What You Should Know About Your Dental Crowns
By Dr. Adam Danzig
January 15, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

When you've got teeth that are badly stained or chipped, you know how embarrassing it can be to smile for a picture, chat with your loved ones, or even look in the mirror. But why settle for a life without smiles when you could get the king of dental correction instead?

At Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, dental expert Barry H. Danzig, DDS, has just the option for your substandard teeth. Dental Crownscrowns, synthetic caps that are placed on top of your trouble teeth, can hide away your unsightly issue!

Used primarily to restore a tooth's full function and give it a more attractive appearance after a restorative dental procedure, crowns help counter the often-obvious destruction that prolonged decay has already brought a tooth.

Let's take a look at some facts about crowns:

How Are Crowns Made?

First, a cast is fashioned as a copy of the existing tooth before an impression is created, which is then sent to expert dental technicians who use it to create your very own personalized crown. Once the crown has been made, it is cemented atop your troubled tooth, sealing your new smile!

What's The Difference Between Veneers?

Crowns and veneers are more different than you think, as veneers are generally used on significantly smaller dental areas. Veneers are also typically placed on the front side of the teeth, and primarily provide an upgrade in your smile's appearance, while crowns are just as much about function as form.

How Do I Care For Them?

Using healthy dental hygiene daily puts your crown(s) on the fast-track to continued dental success. Remembering to floss around the crown helps you avoid plaque build-up that can compromise the long-term success of your crown. Meanwhile, engaging in behaviors like persistent teeth grinding (bruxism) can render your crown's life span minimal at most. Also, eating hard foods like certain candies can damage your crown, so be wary of your favorite hard candies for awhile!

How Long Do They Last?

If you take proper care of them, crowns could last for at least eight years.

If you're ready to make your teeth royal today, call Grateful Dentists at (978) 667-2741 and find out how crowns reverse your frowns