Can I get a dental filling instead of a crown?
Dental crowns (caps) go over and around your tooth, while dental fillings go inside of them. If you don’t have enough healthy tooth structure intact, a filling will not be able to withstand everyday use.
Do I need a crown if I’ve had a root canal?
In 99% of root canal treatments, you will need to have a crown placed over your tooth once the endodontic therapy is complete. Crowns reinforce these teeth, as they are no longer vital (and be more prone to chipping or wear.)
What are dental crowns made out of?
Most of today’s dental crowns are crafted from durable ceramics, porcelains, or zirconia. These materials can be custom matched to blend in with your overall smile. Additionally, gold crowns or a porcelain fused to metal crown are still occasionally used on a case-by-case basis.
Are dental crowns considered cosmetic dentistry?
No. Crowns are a restorative treatment that’s meant to reinforce damaged or decaying teeth. Yet, they complement the appearance of your smile at the same time!
Will flossing pull my dental crown off my tooth?
No. It’s important to floss around your crown each day. Avoiding the dental floss will allow plaque to accumulate along the edges of your cap. When that happens, it’s possible for bacteria to work its way underneath (and then the crown could fall off.)
Why do I need to put a crown on my dental implant?
Dental implants are only the “root” portion of your tooth replacement treatment. You will still need a fixed restoration on top of them.
Have additional questions about our dental crown treatments? Reserve a consultation with Dr. Barnett today to discuss your concerns.