There are many long-term benefits of getting a dental crown.
Did crunching down on one of your last (and possibly stale) holiday cookies end up cracking your tooth? While enamel is incredibly strong, eating foods that might be a little crunchier or harder than you anticipated can break teeth. Dental crowns are a common restoration and popular way for our Garden City, NJ, dentist Dr. Robert Beckelman to restore damaged and weak teeth, as this restoration offers both cosmetic and restorative benefits.
You may need dental crowns if….
You are dealing with a damaged tooth, whether from extensive decay, a crack or fracture, or an infection that has affected the health of the dental pulp. Even something as simple as a traumatic injury can be enough to weaken the tooth to the point that it requires additional support. When this happens, often the best option is to place a dental crown over the tooth. While crowns are not often used for cosmetic purposes, they can improve the overall shape or color of a damaged tooth to enhance your smile.
Crowns may also be necessary if you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth. Crowns are placed over natural teeth to stabilize and support a dental bridge, which is used to fill a gap where your missing teeth once were with false teeth. If you choose to get a dental implant from our Garden City, NJ, family dentist to replace a single missing tooth then a crown will also be placed on top of the implant to complete the restoration.
How long do dental crowns last?
This will depend on how well you care for your restoration and the rest of your smile. Crowns can last for many years. Of course, they can last longer if you properly care for them. Avoiding certain bad habits (e.g. using your teeth as tools) and practicing good oral hygiene are the best ways to keep your dental crowns healthy.
Could your smile benefit from dental crowns? If you have questions about getting dental crowns from Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NJ, then call us today at (516) 256-2424 to schedule a consultation.