When you have damaged teeth, you can conceal them with beautiful customized dental crowns. A dentist can also replace old-fashioned metal crowns with restorations made from color-matching composite resins. Dental crowns are appropriate for anyone who has a severely decayed or damaged tooth, including children. While you are waiting for a new crown, our dentist can prepare the tooth for the restoration. Here at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS, we are proud to offer dental crowns to our patients and encourage you to learn more about them.
What is a Dental Crown?
During this process, a dental laboratory technician is making your crown, and it is often made with layered materials that include a durable metal covered with porcelain or composite resins. The crown is made to match the color of the surrounding teeth, and it will also match the shape of the original tooth. It is made to cover the original tooth’s shell, but there is enough space between it to continue flossing around the tooth to remove food debris. With the right type of oral health care, a dental crown will last for years.
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After a dental crown is placed on the tooth, your mouth may seem sensitive for a few days, but you will adjust to the restoration. Our dentist may prescribe oral antibiotics or mouth rinses to eliminate any bacteria that are in your mouth, but oral hygiene is also important. You should brush your teeth and your dental crowns with nonabrasive toothpaste at least twice a day. In addition, you should use dental floss around your natural teeth and the dental crowns. Using an oral irrigator that emits pressurized water is another way to remove the food debris and bacteria from your mouth to prevent additional tooth decay, gingivitis or halitosis.
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To learn more about the many benefits of dental crowns for damaged teeth, we eagerly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS! At our convenient location in Little Rock, AR, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!