A worn down tooth or one that has a slight crack can be successfully repaired by a dental crown from Hood View Dental.
For over a decade, our Gresham dentist has helped the families of Gresham, OR achieve great smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Give us a call if you are ready to improve your smile.
What is a crown?
A dental crown is an apparatus shaped like your natural tooth which is placed and secured over your existing tooth. A crown can be made of ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, or composite resin and protects your tooth if it is compromised by a cavity or other known factors.
Why would I need a crown?
Facial injuries, tooth decay, root canal therapy, and other situations have a tendency to weaken the structure of a tooth. A crown is useful in restoring the strength of your tooth in these instances. Cosmetically, a crown can be used to return a deformed or broken tooth back to its original appearance.
Useful reasons for dental crowns
A root canal or large cavity compromises the strength of a tooth when the decay is removed. Crowns cover the tooth while stabilizing it as well.
A composite resin or porcelain crown mimics your natural tooth and cosmetically enhances your smile if you have discolored teeth or misshaped teeth.
Crowns protect teeth from further decay or from breaking when a weak tooth is compromised. The material protects the existing tooth from additional enamel erosion and cavities.
Crowns are an essential part of cosmetic dentistry when a patient wants to restore their smile. The aesthetic appearance of a crown makes it look like your original smile.
Crowns are a solution when dental implants, bridges, or even partial dentures are needed. The crown acts as a supporting structure that anchors another dental apparatus.
How do I care for a crown?
Our Gresham dentist and staff are happy to discuss how to best keep your crown in good condition. Our recommendations are as follows:
Avoid foods that are hard like candy, ice, and nuts. Additionally, refrain from chewing on objects that have a tendency to damage teeth.
Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are a crucial part to the longevity of your crown. Each visit helps us evaluate the condition of the crown and ensures it is still working as it should.
As with your regular teeth, proper oral hygiene is necessary to rid the mouth of bacteria and plaque. Brush twice every day, floss once, and drink lots of water. Use ADA recommended oral hygiene products, as well.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns, simply call our Gresham dentist office at (503) 328-6388. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to answer any questions you might have or schedule an appointment for a cleaning or crown placement.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (503) 328-6388.