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Decay damages your smile by sticking to the surface of your teeth and wearing down enamel. When cavities weaken a tooth, Dr. Sarah Zeh can place a dental crown over it to make it strong and shield it from further harm.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are custom-made caps that go over a damaged tooth to restore its strength, function, and appearance.

To make your crown, our dentist prepares the affected tooth by removing decay and dead tissue. Next, she takes impressions of the area and sends them to a dental lab, where technicians craft your crown to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth.

Dr. Zeh has to place a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait for the permanent one to be ready. Once we have your custom crown, you schedule a second visit so we can cement it into place.

If you choose to get same-day crowns, you don’t need any temporary restorations, as we use CEREC® technology to print your new teeth and place them in a single appointment.

Why Might I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are a versatile restoration and can be used for different reasons, such as:

  • Protecting a weak tooth from further damage.
  • Restoring a tooth that is severely decayed or broken.
  • Covering a dental implant.
  • Supporting a dental bridge.
  • Enhancing the looks of a misshapen or discolored tooth.

Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

While dental crowns are long-lasting, they are not considered permanent. On average, they can serve you well for 10 to 15 years if you take proper care of them.

Remember to practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day, and avoid chewing on hard objects after you get your crowns.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

You may be suitable to get dental crowns if you have any of the following dental concerns:

  • Tooth decay or damage that can't be fixed with a filling.
  • A weakened tooth that needs protection.
  • A desire to improve the aspect of a tooth.
  • A missing tooth that needs a bridge or implant support.

To determine your candidacy and the best treatment plan, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist to get an oral examination.

Do You Want to Protect Your Teeth with Quality Dental Crowns?

Discover the difference dental crowns can make for your smile. Contact Franklin Family Dental today to schedule a consultation with our caring team!

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