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By Geary Dentistry
February 18, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  
Having dental issues? Dental crowns could be the answer to your problems. These tooth-shaped caps are fitted over compromised teeth dental crownsto restore their look, strength, size, and function. When attached, the crown will only cover the tooth’s visible portion.
 
Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Emily Eckdahl of Geary Dentistry, here in Brookfield, WI, utilize dental crowns for restoring, covering, and safeguarding damaged teeth.
 
 
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
You might need to be fitted with a dental crown to:
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  • Restore a severely worn or damaged tooth 
  • Protect a weakened tooth from completely breaking apart
  • Secure a bridge in place
  • Support and cover a tooth that requires a huge filling that it can'’t quite support
  • Cover and safeguard a dental implant
  • Protect and cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
  • Cover a severely stained or misshapen tooth
 
What is a 3/4 Dental Crown and Onlay?
3/4 dental crowns and onlays are basically crowns used for covering just a portion of a tooth. By contrast, a traditional crown is used for covering all parts of the tooth. Your dentist in Brookfield, WI, may recommend these types of dental crowns if your tooth has sufficient structure remaining. When applying 3/4 crowns and onlays, your dentist will need to get rid of the affected areas first and then reshape the remaining tooth structure to prepare it for the crown.
 
How Do You Take Care Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns don’t really require any special maintenance. But you still need to protect the remaining natural tooth structure against gum disease and decay. Therefore, you should continue practicing proper dental hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once a day.  Fluoride can provide an added benefit particularly around the portion where your tooth meets the gum.  In addition, you should refrain from biting or chewing hard foods like popcorn kernels and ice to avoid damaging your dental crown.
 
How Long Does a Crown Last?
Generally speaking, crowns could last five to 15 years. It’s vital to note, however, that a crown’s service life would significantly depend on how much wear it’'s exposed to and how well you care for it. Additionally, going to your dentist for regular checkups will go a long way towards ensuring that your dental crown and general oral health will always be in top shape.
 
Think that Dental Crowns Will Work for Your Damaged Teeth?
Contact Geary Dentistry at Brookfield, WI, by dialing (262) 860-1500. You can consult with Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Emily Eckdahl to determine your eligibility for dental crowns.

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