If you’re missing teeth or your teeth need to be strengthened, crowns may be the solution. Learn whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Crowns?
A crown is useful for strengthening a tooth and dramatically improving its appearance, shape, and alignment. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if we need to:
- Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
- Attach a bridge
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
What to Expect from Your Crowns
Crowns should be taken care of like any other teeth: with regular flossing, brushing, and dental visits. Coming to your regular, scheduled appointments is especially important because it gives us the chance to check your crowns and ensure that they’re looking good.
While you won’t need to make significant dietary changes, we recommend staying away from particularly hard foods like nuts and ice.
Crowns can last anywhere from 5-15 years, depending on the materials we use. Your dentist will discuss this with you before the procedure.