A crown is an opportunity that a dentist can use to save a tooth that is impacted by discoloration, damaged, a cavity that is too large for a filling, and several other problems you may be facing. The crown goes over the other tooth and protects it from further damage. Here are 3 advantages to a crown you might want to consider.
- It lasts a long time. Crowns typically last patients between 5 – 15 years depending on how well you take care of the crown. You will want to brush and floss your teeth like you normally would and watch what types of food you consume to prevent further damage. But if you take create care of the crown it should last.
- It is a permanent solution. Once the crown is placed, it stays there. No worry about it falling off or needing to be glued back on. There are rare circumstances where you might have one fall off, but this should not be an issue if you are taking care of your smile.
- They hold a cracked or broken teeth together. Once you lose one tooth you are more likely to lose another. Having missing teeth can impact you in a variety of ways. By keeping all of your teeth it ensures a healthy smile for a lifetime.
While a crown might not be a solution or everyone, it may be just what you need. For more information on crowns and other dental procedures, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.