We need our teeth to eat properly, so when one is damaged it can take a toll on your day-to-day life. In order to continue to protect your teeth and overall well-being, it is important to repair damaged teeth. At our office, dental crowns are utilized to perform the following:
- Cover dental implants
- Prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse
- Restore an existing filling in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated
Looking for an improved appearance for your smile? When applied to discolored or stained teeth needing restoration, dental crowns provide the appearance of natural teeth.
Dental Crown Aftercare
Once your dental crown is in place, it is important to maintain proper care of your teeth. While a crown has restored a tooth, it doesn’t mean the tooth is indestructible. With proper care, a good quality crown can last up to eight or more years. Remember to brush and floss the area of the crown daily to avoid excess plaque buildup or collection of debris around the restoration.
It is also important to pay attention to other behaviors that might damage the dental crown. These behaviors often include jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding). Try to avoid eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy as well. In doing so, the adhesion of the crown can be compromised or damaged.
Contact Michigan Avenue Dental Associates today to learn about dental crowns in Chicago and how this restoration procedure might be able to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.