What is a crown?
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth to bring it back to its normal shape and size. Crowns enhance and improve the appearance of a natural tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is so broken down that fillings are not enough fix the problem. Crowns are also used to restore cracked or broken teeth or to cover badly shaped or teeth that are discolored. A crown covers the entire portion of the natural tooth that is visible above the gum line. At SweetWater Dentistry, we do porcelain crowns. Porcelain is a natural looking, durable material.
Dr. Phillip Greer, your Fairhope, AL Dentist, will create a crown for you that will look and feel natural. Here at SweetWater Dentistry, we prepare the tooth, scan impressions with our cerac machine, create and then deliver crowns all in the same day! With good oral hygiene and supervision, most crowns will last for a long period of time.
To prevent damaging the crown, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects, and grinding your teeth. On top of visiting your dentist and brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth is very important. Flossing is needed to remove plaque from around the crown. Plaque in that area can cause decay as well as gum disease. Dr. Greer in Fairhope, AL wants his patients to have all the information they need about crowns. If you have any questions concerning dental crowns, please do not hesitate to contact us here at SweetWater Dentistry! We would love to hear from you and can't wait to see your smile in our office one day soon!