Dental crowns in Huntersville have been around a long time, but they continue to play a key role in Dennis J Coleman DDS – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. Dental crowns are used for several common dental problems:
- An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
- A broken tooth
- A tooth with severe decay
- A tooth that has had a root canal
- A tooth that is too small or misshapen
- A tooth that prevents a proper bite
Dental crowns in Huntersville serve both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction. This can prevent bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.
Upkeep with Dental Crowns in Huntersville
Cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like all teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gum line could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. We always remind our patients that they should use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package—don’t bite and pull!
Schedule a Consultation
Dennis Coleman can counsel you on caring for your new dental crown so that it will last as long as possible. For specifics on dental crown prices, gum disease treatment, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call Dennis J Coleman DDS – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 704-765-9516.