All of us would rather walk out of the dentist office with a clean bill of health but, unfortunately, large cavities that require dental crowns can occur. When the large cavities are discovered, Dr. Goetz and Dr. Martin will use dental crowns to restore the health and appearance of your smile.
At Smiles of Aurora, we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to top off a dental implant.
Regardless of the diagnosis, our expert dental team is here to make your dental crown procedure as comfortable and quick. Suffer from dental anxiety? Our safe sedation options can help make the process even easier!
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength, and size. A dental crown helps recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The tooth crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down to the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile. Our Aurora dental team may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a dental crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to chew without pain and smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years depending on the wear and tear and on whether a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at Smiles of Aurora are key!