According to the American Dental Association (ADA), roughly 1 out of every five adults in the United States requires a crown at some point in their life to protect and strengthen a damaged tooth. If you have one or multiple teeth that have been affected by moderate to severe decay, schedule an appointment with us today. Our crowns are gleaming, and you will see how luxurious it is to have a new, healthier smile.
A crown is a cap for a damaged tooth. It sits over a restored tooth or implant and is responsible for protecting the structure underneath and keeping it secure. It is common for older patients to experience decay to the point of needing the enamel disinfected, reshaped, and even eliminated to prevent the spread of infection. When this occurs, the tooth is left weakened because it is missing enamel and often the natural soft pulp and nerve. A crown is essential to protecting the structure and ensuring you can use the tooth like normal.
The majority of patients who require a crown receive one because they have had a root canal or dental implant installed. However, other individuals might need a crown following damage caused by a physical injury or tooth decay. Morrisburg Dental even offers crowns to patients who are looking to lengthen or reshape a tooth, so it matches the others.
If you receive a crown, you need to treat it well. Crowns are designed to last for 10 to 20 years, but you will need to brush and floss on a regular basis to keep the tooth healthy. You should also avoid biting down on hard substances like ice cubes, so the crown isn’t displaced.
If you live in Morrisburg, ON and think you might need a crown, all you have to do is schedule a regular exam. Our dentist will inspect the tooth in question and then determine whether or not the cap is necessary to preserve oral health and wellness.