Posts for tag: Crowns
Concerned about that tooth which has numerous fillings? Is a strangely shaped tooth marring your beautiful smile? At Dentistry with a Smile, Dr. Suhair Shamoon uses realistic porcelain crowns to make weak teeth more resilient and attractive. Why not consult this highly-skilled dentist in Fall River, MA, about strengthening your smile?
The uses of dental crowns
Dental crowns are caps crafted from high-grade porcelain. They cover injured, decayed, or worn teeth above the gum line, changing how they look, feel, and function. Plus, crowns anchor replacement teeth in fixed bridgework, and they cover dental implant posts. Many teeth saved by root canal therapy benefit from customized crowns.
Qualifying for a crown
At Dentistry with a Smile in Fall River, your dentist recommends crowns when, by examination and X-ray, she discovers a tooth is deeply stained or weak. By far, these restorations are preferred to very large fillings or worse, dental extraction and its associated problems.
Dear Doctor indicates that a dental crown strengthens a tooth, allowing you to eat all your favorite foods with confidence. Plus, today's crowns are so lifelike, no one but you and your dentist will know you're sporting one.
Dental crowns are permanent. Dr. Shamoon will remove the deteriorated portions of your tooth and fit a temporary restoration. A trusted dental lab creates your crown, and then, your dentist cements it into place. She'll ensure the bite and fit are just right.
Expect your dental crown to last for at least 10 years. To keep it shining and strong:
- Brush two times a day for two minutes according to the American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations.
- Floss around your crown once a day to eliminate plaque and prevent tartar.
- See your hygienist and dentist twice yearly for an exam and professional cleaning.
- Do not crack walnuts or open plastic packaging with your teeth (you may displace or crack your crown).
- Limit staining foods and beverages.
Contact Dentistry with a Smile
A strong smile is a healthy and aesthetically-pleasing smile. Find out more about what dental crowns can do for you. Phone your dentist in Fall River for a consultation. Dr. Shamoon and her team enjoy seeing their patients feel good about their oral health. Call today at (508) 672-6471.