Dental crowns have many uses—everything from supporting a damaged tooth to concealing flaws, from anchoring a dental bridge to topping a dental implant post.
Your dentist in Charlotte, NC provides quality dental crowns because they are so crucial to the health or appearance of your smile.
A dental crown is a tooth cap that goes over a treated tooth. It is colored and shaped to match your teeth.
Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown
If you have a root canal treatment, your dentist may choose to finish the work with a quality dental crown. A root infection or tooth trauma can damage your tooth, leaving it susceptible to fracture. A dental crown remedies this situation by creating a buffer between your damaged tooth and the force of your bite.
A dental crown also conceals tooth flaws and discoloration.
If you have missing teeth, tooth crowns help fix your dental bridge to close the gap in your smile, and a dental crown also tops a dental implant post when you have a missing tooth.
What to Expect
You might have a few days of soreness following tooth crown placement, but this typically does not last. If you do notice ongoing sensitivity after getting your crown, your dentist may need to adjust it, which is a simple process.
As the days go by, you will likely forget you have a tooth crown because it does not require additional steps for care. In other words, you treat your crown just like a natural tooth:
- Brush and floss regularly.
- Visit your dentist for dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
- Never use your crown (or your tooth) as a tool—to twist off a cap, for example.
With excellent dental care and good brushing and flossing habits, your dental crown can last for a long time—maybe even for life.
Contact Our Dental Team for Tooth Crowns in Charlotte
If you have a weak tooth or tooth loss, a dental crown may be the best solution for you. Get in touch with us today if you have any questions or to schedule a consultation.