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If you are looking for smile restoration for a decayed, discolored or misshaped tooth, you’re in luck! Dental crowns can be a great way to protect a weak tooth from breaking or give your tooth a beautiful new look. We’re going to give you some of the facts on dental crowns to help in your decision.

Dental crowns defined

A dental crown, a cap that is custom made to cover a tooth, is placed to strengthen and improve the overall appearance of your teeth. The crown is made to completely encase the visible part of your tooth to protect it from breaking or decaying further.

Dental crowns take two appointments to complete

When you arrive at your dentist’s office, your dentist will first prepare your tooth by creating impressions of it, this allows for your dental crown to be designed and constructed specifically to you. Once the crown is made, usually after a day or two, your dentist will cement the crown to your existing tooth.

Caring for the tooth

After your crown has been placed it is important to take care of it, just as you would any of your other teeth. Brush your crown and teeth with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and rinse with mouthwash. If you experience discomfort or pain, call your dentist right away to schedule an appointment.

You deserve the best when it comes to your teeth. Give our office a call today with any questions or to schedule an appointment with our staff at 770.725.7377!