If your tooth is weak or damaged, you will need a dental crown to protect it from further harm. These caps are made from metal or porcelain and can be color-matched to give you an even smile. We’re proud to offer dental crowns at La Cantera Dental Group!
Why Would Someone Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns offer protection for a vulnerable tooth. They’re basically caps that go over your teeth to keep them from weakening even further. There are several reasons why patients would need a dental crown. Some of them include:
- Cracked tooth
- Weakened tooth
- Severely worn-down tooth
- After certain restorative treatments
- Large cavity
What to Expect
Before placing the crown, we will need to shape your tooth for a snug fit. This involves filing down or even removing parts of the outer layer of the tooth. Next, we’ll put a temporary crown over the prepped tooth to keep it protected while we wait for the permanent one to arrive from the lab. Once it does, we’ll permanently attach the crown to your tooth.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crown
You’ll want to be extra careful with your dental crown to make sure it lasts a long time. Here are some tips to help you take care of yours:
- Avoid chewing hard foods or objects
- Brush and floss daily
- Wear a mouthguard while playing sports
- Ask about a nightguard if you have bruxism
Want to Learn More About Dental Crowns?
If you think you might benefit from a bridge to perfect your smile, contact our friendly staff at La Cantera Dental Group to set up a consultation. We also offer dental crowns in our San Antonio office. We are here to help you create your dream smile!