Ideally, natural teeth will last a lifetime, but for many people, that is simply not the case. Dentists use dental crowns to fix or replace damaged or lost teeth and strengthen teeth with structural damage. A dental crown is a covering that surrounds the entire tooth surface and restores the appearance and functionality of the tooth.
Crowns were composed of metal alloys, which were very noticeable and rather unattractive. Older crowns were capable of cracking, often requiring emergency dental care. Today, dentists use ceramic dentures with crowns, making them virtually undetectable and indestructible. Because crowns serve a variety of important purposes, it is important to care for them so they can care for you for a lifetime.
Dental crowns typically do not require any additional care than the rest of your teeth. This does not mean that you can neglect the crown or forego routine oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing and flossing, along with regular dental check-ups will ensure longevity for dental crowns. There’s a serious risk of decay occurring where the crown meets your original tooth, so proper oral care is required.
If you are experiencing a problem with one or more of your teeth, or if you have an existing crown that is giving you trouble, Finesse Dentist are at your service. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. If you are interested in dental crowns or any other dental services, contact us at 02 8824 4800 for a consultation today! 😊