Dental Crowns in Covington, GA
At Creative Dentistry of Covington in Covington, GA, we recommend dental crowns for patients with severely damaged or cracked teeth. Crowns are also useful for teeth that have very large cavities. So, what is a crown? A crown is a permanently placed dental restoration that covers a tooth like a cap.
We have plenty of experience with crowns as we perform them almost daily. Making sure our patients are comfortable and don’t experience any discomfort during the procedure is one of our top priorities. We’ll explain everything to you before the procedure and let you know what to expect after it’s over.
Crowns and Materials
Not all crowns are made of the same thing. They can be made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, and metal, among other things. We explain to patients their options and let them decide. Naturally, we give our recommendation and what we think would be best.
Gold crowns, for example, are very durable, but they’re more suited for hind teeth that don’t show in a person’s smile. Porcelain and ceramic closely resemble natural teeth. Ceramic has the advantage of being more durable than porcelain, but it’s also more expensive. The location of the affected tooth, the state of the gum tissue surrounding it, and how much healthy parts of the tooth remain are all taken into consideration.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crown
Taking care of your dental crown is no different than taking care of your natural teeth. You need to brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss at least once. We recommend using toothpaste for sensitive teeth if your crown or teeth are generally sensitive to hot and cold drinks and food.
Avoiding hard food is another recommendation we give our patients. It’s particularly important if you’re getting a porcelain crown as they’re not as durable as other types. Those who grind their teeth in their sleep might benefit from a nightguard to protect the crown and the rest of their teeth.
Dental crowns are simple and common procedures. If you have any concerns or questions, let us know.