Dental crowns are bonded to an existing tooth to help restore oral health and to help improve the appearance of your smile. At John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC, we often recommend a tooth crown from our John Day, OR dentist office to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to complete a root canal procedure.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a “tooth cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength, and size. A tooth crown can help recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The dental crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down to the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile. Our John Day dental team may recommend a tooth crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a tooth crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a tooth cap is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and can smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most tooth caps last between 5 and 15 years depending on the wear and tear and on whether a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A tooth crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. McMillan at our John Day dentist office are important!
Schedule Your Consultation With John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could help you smile again, give our John Day dental office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about dental crowns crown cost, tooth cap maintenance or any of the other services we offer.
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Restorative dentistry from our John Day, OR dental office can repair and restore the natural look of your smile.