Try as you may to take good care of your teeth; there may come a time when you sustain tooth damage due to a traumatic injury. A slip and fall at work or a sports collision on the field could result in a fractured or broken tooth. Your Kirkland, Washington dentist from Kingsgate Dental may recommend a dental crown to repair your damaged tooth. Crowning a damaged tooth can fortify its structure to restore its usefulness.
Dental crowns are restorations that serve an important purpose in dentistry. Repairing damaged teeth is one of those purposes. Dr. Ann Kelley may recommend a dental crown to:
Dental crowns are also used as replacement teeth for dental implants and as support for dental bridges. Cosmetic crowns can conceal tooth stains and imperfections or alter the size and shape of an irregular tooth to improve its overall appearance.
Dental crowns can be composed of different materials. The most common materials for crowns are ceramic, porcelain, ceramic or porcelain fused to metal, and gold crowns. With proper care, these crowns can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years, depending on how you use your teeth. Some factors to consider when choosing your crown are:
Good oral care in the form of regular brushing, flossing, routine dental cleanings, and healthy lifestyle habits can help extend the lifespan of your crown.
Working with an experienced dental crown dentist like Dr. Ann Kelley can help maximize your dental crown treatment. To learn more about dental crowns for damaged teeth, contact the team at Kingsgate Dental, Kirkland, WA, at (425) 385-0080.
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