If you currently have a damaged tooth, why not restore your smile with the aid of a dental crown restoration? Dental crowns are artificial “caps” dentists use to restore a tooth’s function when the natural tooth is damaged. Our dentist, Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr. is pleased to offer dental crowns to replace damaged teeth in your smile. Whether you sustain an injury to the mouth from sports, accidental trauma or tooth infection, our C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., D.D.S. team can make a tooth look as good as new with a dental crown.
Crowns are essentially tooth-shaped caps custom-crafted to fit over damaged teeth so that they are strong, protected, and aesthetically pleasing. Crowns are also perfect for cosmetic reasons, as they can enhance a tooth that is discolored or unsightly and make it look natural again.
Dental crown restorations come in a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and even gold. Depending on your needs, our dentist can help you choose the right material for your crown.
Once you have a dental crown restoration, you will want to protect it by avoiding hard foods including ice, not using your teeth as tools, and not biting your fingernails. If you grind or clench your teeth constantly (also known as bruxism), this can harm your teeth and crown over time. Speak with our dentist if you have a problem with bruxism.
You will also want to take good care of your dental crown. This means keeping tooth decay and gum disease away. Establish healthy oral hygiene habits including brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day between those areas where your toothbrush can’t reach. There are interdental brushes and sticks as well as floss to help you remove plaque from the crown where the gum meets the tooth. Also, routine professional dental cleanings are essential to ensuring good oral health.
Properly cared for, a dental crown can last from five to eight years, or longer. To find out more about how dental crowns can restore your smile, we invite you to call (407) 322.6052 in Sanford, Florida today. We are also happy to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr..