Is there a missing tooth in your smile that keeps you from smiling because of self-consciousness with the gap in your teeth? If this is the case, we are here to help! With the help of a dental crown restoration, we can bring back your smile confidence in no time.
Dental caps, or crowns as they are commonly called, are often used to restore a tooth’s function when the natural tooth is gone. Our dentist, Dr. Scott A. Ervin offers dental crowns to replace damaged or missing teeth in your smile. Whether you have had an injury to the mouth from sports, accidental trauma or tooth infection, our Scott A. Ervin DDS PA team can make your smile look as good as new with a dental crown.
Custom-crafted to fit over a damaged tooth or implant, a crown can replace a tooth so that it is strong, protected, and aesthetically pleasing once again. Crowns are also helpful for cosmetic reasons, as they can enhance a tooth that is discolored or unsightly to make it look natural again. Crowns are made from various materials, such as porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and even gold. Our dentist can help you choose the best material for your crown depending on your needs.
To protect your dental crown restoration, you will want to do the following:
–Avoid chewing hard foods such as ice, popcorn kernels, hard candy, etc.
–Don’t use your teeth as tools.
–Don’t bite your fingernails.
–Speak to your dentist if you grind and clench your teeth constantly (bruxism) as this can harm your crown.
–Keep tooth decay and gum disease away from your smile by brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day.
–Use interdental brushes, sticks, or floss, to remove plaque from the crown where the gum meets the tooth.
–Maintain routine dental cleanings to keep tartar away from your smile.
By maintaining excellent oral hygiene and healthy habits, your dental crown can last from five to eight years, possibly longer. Are you ready to bring back your smile? Please call 972-563-1670 in Terrell, Texas today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott A. Ervin. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!