Help make your smile your crowning glory by covering a tooth that needs to be restored with a dental crown. Not only can a dental crown restore your tooth to its normal shape size, but it can also help make the tooth stronger and look better than ever before. Your dentist will likely recommend that you undergo a dental crown procedure if you have a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together, you have an extremely discolored tooth, or you want to approve the appearance for your tooth.
There are several different types of crowns (i.e. ceramic, porcelain, resin, stainless steel, etc.) that you can use depending on your specific wants and desires. However, no matter the reason for your dental crown or the type, placing the crown does require a series of steps. These include examining your tooth, filing it down, making an impression, making the crown, and then placing the final crown. Once your dental crown procedure is complete, your crown will then look, work, and feel like your beautifully natural tooth.
Dental crowns can last as long as 15 years. Get most life out of your crown by practicing good oral hygiene practices and avoiding bad habits such as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails, and using your teeth to open packaging.