There are many types of dental restorations, including dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At The Gentle Dentist, we provide tooth-colored, aesthetic dental crowns. Dr. Jeffrey Lash, DMD may recommend a dental crown in Spring Hill, Florida, to:
– Keep a weak tooth from breaking
– Hold a cracked tooth together
– Restore the shape and function of a broken or severely worn down tooth
– Support a tooth that has a large filling
– Anchor a dental bridge
– Cover a dental implant
– Improve the appearance of a tooth
Depending on how well a dental crown is cared for, it can last between five and fifteen years. How long a crown lasts depends on the amount of wear and tear it is exposed to. The lifespan of a crown also depends on how well the individual practices dental hygiene, as well as their mouth-related habits. For example, chewing ice, clenching teeth, and biting fingernails can shorten the lifespan of a dental crown.
For more information about dental crowns and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, we invite you to contact our dental office today. Dr. Lash and our team members are committed to providing you with quality care with a gentle touch!