Do you currently have a damaged tooth in your smile? If so, it can be restored with the help of a dental crown restoration. Dental crowns, or artificial “caps”, are used by dentists to restore a tooth’s function when the natural tooth is damaged.
Our dentist, Dr. Elliot Einbinder is pleased to offer dental crowns to replace damaged teeth in your smile. Whether you sustain an injury to the mouth from sports, accidental trauma or tooth infection, our Wellwood Family Dentistry team can make a tooth look as good as new with a dental crown.
Crowns are custom-crafted to fit over damaged teeth so that they are strong, protected, and aesthetically pleasing once again. Crowns are also perfect for cosmetic reasons, as they can enhance a tooth that is discolored or unsightly and make it look natural again.
Depending on your needs, dental crowns come in a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and even gold. Our dentist can help you choose the best material for your crown.
After you have a dental crown restoration, protect it by avoiding hard foods such as ice or popcorn kernels, not using your teeth as tools, and not biting your fingernails. If you grind or clench your teeth constantly (also known as bruxism), this can harm your teeth and crown over time. Speak with our dentist if you have a problem with bruxism.
Caring for your dental crown means keeping tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Make sure to establish healthy oral hygiene habits including brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. There are interdental brushes and sticks as well as floss to help you remove plaque from the crown where the gum meets the tooth. Also, routine professional dental cleanings are vital to ensure top-notch oral health.
With good oral hygiene and healthy habits, your dental crown can last from five to eight years, or more. To learn more about how dental crowns can restore your smile, we invite you to call 410.486.3898 in Pikesville, Maryland today. We are also happy to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Elliot Einbinder. We are happy to show you how a dental crown restoration can restore your beautiful smile!