If your tooth has been damaged, cracked, or chipped, it is important that you restore it. Without fixing the problem, your tooth could be at risk of decay, damage, or infection.
A crown is one of the most popular restorative options, and if you are considering one, it is important that you can separate fact and fiction. These are some of the most common dental crown myths.
Myth: Everyone Will Know Your Crown is Fake
Some people shy away from getting a crown because they're worried it will look fake. However, there are more materials available than ever, so you can choose exactly how your crown looks. Plus, your crown is custom-fitted to your mouth so that it will match the rest of your teeth. This way you'll get a realistic-looking match.
Myth: Dental Crowns Will Last Forever
Dental crowns don't necessarily last forever. They may need to be replaced if they show excessive wear. Additionally, you may need to consider replacement if your crown is discolored, damaged, or impacted by tooth decay around the edges.
Myth: Crowns Require Zero Maintenance
To extend the life of your dental crowns, it is important to care for them properly. This involves brushing and flossing, as well as making regular visits to your dental office for cleanings. These appointments give your dentist the chance to inspect your crowns to make sure they are still supporting the structure and function of your tooth.
Myth: Crowns Only Work Well with Implants
Luckily, this is another myth that can be dispelled. For many dental patients, tooth loss and extraction can be avoided completely by getting a dental crown. The crown will be fitted over the existing tooth.
Do you have a damaged tooth that might benefit from a crown? Contact us today for an evaluation. We'll work with you to create a custom treatment plan to fix your tooth.
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