crown is a “cap” that is shaped like a tooth and is placed over the top of an
existing tooth. Dental crowns
commonly used to strengthen damaged teeth. They are also used after root canal
procedures where much of the natural tooth is damaged and cannot be salvaged
with a filling. A dental crown can even be placed over an imperfect tooth to
improve its appearance.
are very beneficial in a variety of dental applications, they can sometimes
cause problems if they are not placed properly by a skilled dentist or cared for adequately by the
patient. Here are three common issues people have with dental crowns.
erroneously think they do not need to take care of their dental crowns
because they are not real teeth. However, it actually
becomes more important to take care of crowns, because although they are not
real and cannot decay, the teeth beneath them can. Plaque tends to collect
between the spaces where the crown meets with the natural tooth, so it is very
important to floss and brush thoroughly around crowns.
If a crown
is not carefully color-matched to the surrounding teeth, it can appear
discolored. An experienced dentist
will keep this from happening by ensuring that the crown matches the appearance
of surrounding teeth. If you do receive one or more crowns, you should know
that they do not respond to teeth whitening treatments like regular teeth. So,
if you are thinking about whitening your teeth, you may want to do so before
your crown is placed.
Crown Comes Off
cases, a crown can come off after it is placed. This is usually because the
cement or the core fails. If this happens to you, keep the crown and take it
with you to the dentist
as soon as
an important function and help patients regain full dental function. To learn
more about the benefits and potential issues associated with dental crowns in Saratoga Springs, NY
schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Moskowitz by calling Springs Dental.
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