What You Need to Know About Dental Crown Restorations

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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that protects and restores a tooth to its previous shape, size, strength, and appearance. When a dental crown is cemented into place, it covers the entire visible part of a tooth.

When is a dental crown needed?
Dr. Douglas Hauck may recommend a dental crown in Newport Beach, California, for one of several reasons, as a dental crown can do a number of things for a tooth. A crown can keep a weakened tooth from breaking as well as hold a cracked tooth together. If a tooth has already been broken or is severely worn, a dental bridge can restore and protect it. A tooth with a large dental filling and not much structure left can be covered and supported by a dental crown. A dental crown can also cover misshaped or stained teeth.

How should I care for my crown?
To care for your dental crown, simply care for it as you would your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Also, be sure to make and keep your professional cleaning appointments at our office. In addition, do not grind or clench your teeth, bite your fingernails, chew ice, or use your teeth to open things.

How long will my dental crown last?
Depending on how well you care for your dental crown, it can last between five and fifteen years.

Feel free to contact our office today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit with our dentist. Our friendly doctor and team look forward to providing you with all of your dental needs and desires!