Useful Information About Dental Crowns

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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that protects and restores a tooth to its previous shape, size, strength, and appearance. When a crown is cemented into place, it covers the entire visible portion of a tooth.

When is a dental crown needed?
Dr. Nadia Hamouda may recommend a dental crown in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for one of several reasons, as a dental crown can do a number of things for a tooth. A crown can keep a weakened tooth from breaking as well as hold a cracked tooth together. A crown can restore and protect a broken or severely worn down tooth. A tooth with a large dental filling and not much structure left can be covered and supported by a dental crown. A dental crown can also cover badly misshaped or stained teeth.

How should I take care of my dental crown?
To care for your dental crown, simply care for it as you would your other teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Also, be sure to make and keep your professional cleaning appointments at White Pearl Dentistry. In addition, avoid habits like grinding or clenching your teeth, biting your fingernails, chewing ice, and using your teeth to open things.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.