DENTAL CROWNS – HAMPTON, NH
Restore and Protect Your Damaged Tooth
If a tooth’s been damaged by decay or physical trauma, you’ll need to have restorative work done as soon as possible so that the problem doesn’t become worse. At Smiles by the Sea Family Dentistry, Dr. Shevchenko can create a customized dental crown that’s designed to protect your tooth while creating a natural appearance. The process can take as little as two appointments, but the benefits can last for years. Contact us today if you’re ready to restore your smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a restoration placed on the top of a tooth in order to improve its strength and appearance. They can be made of many different materials; in many cases, porcelain is used because it blends in with natural teeth more easily.
A crown might be used for cavities that can’t be filled, or it might protect a cracked, weakened or worn-down tooth from further damage. You might also want a crown for cosmetic purposes if you have a misshapen tooth. No matter what the situation, we’ll make sure that you receive a restoration specifically designed for you and you alone.
The Dental Crown Process
During your first visit, we’ll make any necessary preparations to the tooth to ensure a good fit; we’ll also need to remove any decay that’s present. Afterwards we’ll take an impression of your mouth that will be used to design the crown, which usually takes no more than two weeks. You may receive a temporary crown to wear while waiting for the permanent restoration. Once it has arrived, all that’s left is one more appointment to place it in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are many advantages to getting dental crowns in Hampton:
- They can be used in a wide variety of dental situations, including severely broken teeth.
- They are very durable and can even last for decades with the right maintenance.
- They protect teeth from decay and hold a cracked tooth together, which can potentially prevent the need for an extraction.
- They can cover cosmetic problems such as discoloration and misshapen teeth; since porcelain crowns look natural, no one will notice that you’ve had dental work done.
How Do I Take Care of a Dental Crown?
To make sure your crown lasts as long as possible, you need to continue to practice good hygiene. Continue brushing at least twice a day to get rid of the plaque on your teeth; use a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste and use gentle strokes to avoid damaging your restoration. Don’t forget to floss to keep your gums healthy.
Avoid putting excessive pressure on your crown. That means you shouldn’t use it to chew hard foods such as nut shells. And of course, it’s important to continue visiting your dentist in Hampton for preventive checkups and cleanings!