Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, and discoloration. On the right, this patient had a 15 year old crown and his teeth discolored around it. For this reason, a new cap was fashioned to match the surrounding teeth.
Crowns can help you recover your smile. If we notice that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.The process of installing a crown takes 1-2 visits.
Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.