When Are Dental Crowns Needed?
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

Have you recently experienced dental trauma or fear that you may have tooth decay? If so, a dental crown from your dentist, Dr. Temiko Braswell of Braswell Family Dentistry in Perry, GA, could be right for you. Learn more here.

Do you need a dental crown?

Also called dental caps, crowns are ceramic or porcelain-made dental restorations that completely cover, support, and protect teeth that are weakened, decayed, or missing altogether. At our Perry, GA, office, Dr. Braswell strives to preserve as much natural tooth structure as she can. Therefore, if a tooth is failing but has sufficient healthy enamel and root structure to function, she'll opt to crown it. This is a better option than extraction, as the latter creates ugly smile gaps and bone loss.

A careful oral exam accompanied by a digital X-ray screening confirms the need and usefulness of a crown in your particular situation. In addition to restoring deeply decayed, cracked, or irregularly-shaped teeth, crowns cover dental implants, complete root canal treatment, and anchor multi-tooth bridges.

The benefits of dental crowns

  • Today's crowns feature precise craftsmanship and accurate bite
  • They last ten years or even more when cared for properly and consistently
  • They look completely natural
  • Crowns prevent additional dental damage and extraction

Caring for crowns

Fortunately, crown upkeep is easy. Simply brush and floss daily to remove plaque from between teeth, and see Dr. Braswell every six months for a professional exam and cleaning.

Avoid excessive wear-and-tear on your crown by wearing a bite guard if you clench or grind your teeth. Stay away from candy apples, caramels, and other hard-textured foods, and never open packages or bottles with your teeth.

A sparkling smile which lasts

That's what you get with a dental crown from Braswell Family Dentistry in Perry, GA. For a friendly consultation on that problem tooth of yours, call us for an appointment with Dr. Temiko Braswell. She'll explain your options so that you can do what's best for your smile. Phone (478) 988-3200 today.