Harlow Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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What to Expect After a Dental Crown

August 29, 2020
Posted By: Dr. Justin Harlow
woman smiling with dental crowns in charlotte nc

Your dentist recommends a dental crown for a variety of reasons and sometimes to support tooth replacement—like crowning a dental implant or anchoring a dental bridge. Patients also opt for dental crowns in cosmetic dentistry to conceal tooth flaws.

A dental crown is a hollow tooth cover that goes over your tooth. It is customized to match the shape and shade of surrounding teeth for a seamless finish.

Your 28204 dentist provides quality dental crowns with an emphasis on aesthetics and function.

How We Use Dental Crowns

We use dental crowns often and for the following reasons:

  • To cap a weakened tooth following trauma, root canal treatment, or decay repair
  • To conceal cracks, chips, discoloration, and small gaps between teeth
  • To top a dental implant post and act as a replacement tooth
  • To anchor a dental bridge of replacement teeth on either side of a smile gap

Your dentist examines your tooth to make sure a dental crown is the best option for your specific oral health issue. If a crown is the best option, your dentist treats your tooth—building, shaping, or clearing away any damage—before fitting your crown.

What to Expect

Dental crown placement is not painful, but it may take time to get used to the restoration—this is true with most restorations. But before long, you will likely forget that you even have a dental crown. You’ll smile with confidence and enjoy your favorite meals in short order.

Dental crown care is also simple. You brush your teeth and floss daily, just like before your crown placement. It is also essential to visit your dentist and hygienist on time for dental exams and teeth cleanings.

Contact Your 28204 Dentist Today

If you’re ready to schedule your dental crown consultation, contact your dentist in Charlotte, NC—on 7th Street—to get started.

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